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Four Reasons To Set Yourself Achievable Goals

Life has been pretty hard lately and I really haven't been in a good place. I know that I just needed to take some time away from the blogging scene to have time for me, time away from it all. As much as I love blogging, at times it can really knock your confidence and self worth. With the constant pressure to do this, to do that became too much and I even questioned whether I am enough. It was at this point that I realised that I needed time away and spending time with my family was just what I needed. But now I am feeling more like myself and as if I’m ready to get out of this slump and begin writing and enjoy writing again.

So with that I thought that is would be a great time to set some mini goals for me blogging wise, making lists and setting goals is something that I do actually enjoy. I can get so much done if I have a target to meet, so setting some goals is just what I need to stay build up my self-confidence and to stay focused to achieve as much as possible. 

If you’re anything like me then there’s a big sense of pride when you are ticking off goals that you have set yourself. By showing an ability to set yourself challenges and to keep motivated to push through and achieve something you really want leaves you feeling happy and positive.  Something I need right now. Accomplishing and achieving goals empowers you to want to achieve more, set the bar high and not to expect anything less. If I am yet to convinced you to dabble in a little goal setting, the here are four reasons why you should set some goals. 

Goals Give You Focus

First and foremost, goals give you direction and a destination. They give you something to aim for and direct your effort towards. You do have to bare in mind that goals can change. Life goals at twenty may not even remotely be anything like life goals you may set in your thirties as you get older and circumstances change, so should your goals. Once you have your general goals you can break them down in order to achieve them, as ultimately goals help guide you to where you want to be in life. By setting life time goals is similar to choosing a destination you want to reach. Instead of aimlessly wandering though life, with goals you are able to determine where you want to go. 

To give this a little context, say for example you want to start your own business you will have to set logical steps to try and reach those goals, if you know the end result. By breaking down these goals into month by month goals say will help give you direction and purpose on what you need to do. By setting smaller goals at first will be more easily achievable than setting goals that are near enough impossible during the beginning stages. By setting these types of goals at the end you will be able to see your progress and figure out what worked and more importantly what didn't. 

Goals Help Us Believe In Ourselves

By setting yourself achievable goals is a great way to fuel your ambition. The whole idea behind goal setting is just about creating a plan for your life and holding yourself accountable, its also about giving us the inspiration to aim for things we never though possible. I am living proof of that, as a self employed work from home mama to one. In throes of being a stay a home mum to my beautiful girl and feeling completely isolated in parenting, I started to write down my feelings and started a blog. A few years on and I am now heading into my second year of being self employed. Who would have thought that by me writing about the ups and down of being a stay at home parent would open so many doors. Do you want to accomplish something that many people dream about, but few people ever actually accomplish? Unless you make it a goal yourself and work everyday towards achieving such goals, why would you ever believe you could accomplish it. 

Goals Help With Us Make Decisions

Goal setting is a powerful process for identifying what you want to achieve and then focusing your efforts on making your goals a reality. By creating clearly defined goals, you provide yourself with long term vision and motivation to see yourself progress towards your aims. As we have already mentioned, setting goals really help keep you focus on what is important to you, what you want to accomplish, and where you want to be in the future. This in turn helps in decision making. However people make decisions using different styles. Some like to be logical and using a scale to organise their options, whereas others like to use more subjective factors like their feelings and gut instincts. Meanwhile some people tend to seek others whose opinions you respect and trust. 

Goals Help With Self-Confidence 

Goals must be challenging yet attainable. Challenging goals can help improve performance and be great to help to focus, however to help overcome any challenge confidence is a key component. Your self-esteem and confidence have a major impact on different aspects of your life, but building self confidence is not something that happens over night. It can take time, but one of the best ways to build your self confidence is to set goals and achieve them. Life has been hard lately and my self-confidence has taken a real knock and that in itself has really affected my anxiety. So, setting goals for me is a great way to start building my self confidence back to what it used to be. As a starting point by keeping the goals small and achievable will be good for gaining my self-confidence which then enables me to work towards accomplishing the more challenging goals, which in turn will help build my self-confidence.

Life has been so tough lately, if I am being completely honest with you I was completely broken. Something has to give, and unfortunately it was my blog that had to give. It wasn't helping. I was putting myself under so much pressure with numbers, with brands until it was too much. And so, I decided to take a step back. It was actually a conversation with my four year old that changed my whole mindset. My daughter helped me snap out of my slump and I thought to myself enough is enough. I can really achieve anything I want to accomplish and that I was going to try my hardest to get where I want to in life. By working hard to make my dream a reality is going to take a lot but I know that there will be a lot of discoveries along the way as I try my hardest to leave my comfort zone, go to new places, meet new faces and appreciate the different situations. People who make goals tend to achieve more so don't waste another minute challenge yourself to dream, and dream big. 
14 comments on "Four Reasons To Set Yourself Achievable Goals"
  1. I'm really bad at setting goals, but maybe I have been setting them too wide. I need to focus on the achievable bit.

    1. Smaller goals are more achievable but then you can build yourself up to the bigger goals.

  2. You are spot on when you say that goals needs to be achievable. Otherwise it can create a real sense of failure when you don't meet them!

    1. Yes, I think that's the problem that many people come across when it comes to making goals. Smaller ones are far more achievable.

  3. I think every one has a wobble with their blog at some point where it becomes over whelming and confusing. Well done for finding your way through it, and good luck with your goals.

    1. This time was a massive wobble, however I am feeling far more positive that I have been lately. Thank you for your kind words.

  4. It is so easy to set goals that are just out of our reach, this making us feel like a failure.

    Breaking those goals down will male a huge difference in our mindset, productivity and in our achieving these goals.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope things are better for you now x x

    1. Things are looking a lot better now beauty, thank you for asking.

  5. Spot on! Setting goals that just aren't realistic do us no good at all.

  6. Oh yesss smaller more realistic goals are so much better than settinv the bar too high then feeling like weve failed some how. Which is never good for anyone. Taking time out for you and your family is so important too xxx

    1. I honestly am feeling better already, I forget how amazing this community is. But yes, setting realistic goals are way more achievable that those that are set far too high.

  7. Such a great idea, blogging is overwhelming at times, there is so much that goes into it, it can take over! Goals are a great idea.

  8. I'm not very good at setting myself realistic goals and then I don't achieve them and then I feel gutted as I haven't achieved what I wanted! I need to be better at focusing my goal and stages to get to them


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