Jim also stated that the major reason for setting goals is for what it makes of you to accomplish them. The far greater value in goal setting and achievement is who you become in the process rather than what you get.
Why Goal Setting is So Powerful
Goal Setting allows us to stay focused. It forms our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on specific action steps to take that lead us to accomplishing the dreams we desire. It also allows us to stretch and grow in ways we haven't gone before. Once you reach your goals you become better than you were before in many areas including marketable skills, organization and planning, prioritizing, self-discipline, relationship building and selling and marketing.
Components That Make Up a Powerful Goal
Goals must be inspiring, believable and you must act on them. Once all these components fall into place your goal will arrive in the season of harvest. Goals provide us with that long term vision. When we set goals, that long term vision will assist us to get past short-term obstacles. Goals are for the future. However, we live in the present. The more powerful the goals the more we will act on them in the short-term to guarantee that they will be achieved.
Once upon a time there were no airplanes, cars, the telephone, cameras, the internet. It took someone's imagination and ideas to set a goal to create the inventions I just mentioned. The minds behind these ideas had a healthy dissatisfaction for things the way they were. They decided to take those ideas through the use of their imagination and act upon them to create the physical reality we all have today.
Let your imagination take you where you want to go and reflect on Jim's quote at the beginning of this article. Live your life by design rather than by accident.
"Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass." - Paul J Meyer.