There are many advantages to setting goals. While goals are often easier to set than to follow, when they are followed, they can be extremely beneficial. Below is a list of some of the advantages of setting and sticking to one’s goals. If anyone would like to add some more advantages, it would be greatly appreciated:
1.) Knowing that you have goals gives you something specific to work towards. It’s one thing to say, “I’m working towards getting through my anxiety” and it’s another thing to say, “I have these steps that I’m going to follow in order to work through my anxiety”. Having specific goals that you can work on helps you see that you can in fact get through your anxiety. Specific goals also gives you a good guideline on how to get through your anxiety.
2.) Accomplishing your goals helps you feel good about yourself and helps you to see that you are making progress.
3.) Setting goals gives you something to look forward to. When you wake up in the morning, you feel motivated to work hard. Working hard is important when you want to free yourself from something that is taking control of your life.
4.) Working hard to reach our goals teaches us responsibility, something we all need in the real world.