“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Zig Ziglar
Setting life goals help keep us focused and gives our days purpose. But, if we focus too much on the completion of the goals, we tend to miss out on the beauty of the journey. By concentrating solely on the achievement of our goals we find ourselves feeling disappointed or unfilled upon completion (like something was missing). Conversely, not focusing enough on our goals might mean we get sidetracked or distracted – never finding our purpose and suffering in the despair of our failure. So, then, how should we approach goals to maximize our happiness and potential? We must begin by understanding that goals are the means and not the end. In order for goals to give
Weekly Path to Peace: Set meaningful goals.
- What role do goals play in your life? Do you use them as a compass to develop personal growth and a meaningful plan or do you set them and then get sidetracked? Decide whether the goals you currently have in your life align with your internal values or are they mostly a list of things you believe you “have to” accomplish? Do a simple inventory.
- The goal here is not to ignore our list of “have to” goals, but add more balance. Create one to two goals this week that
aremeaningful; that you know will bring you happiness and personal growth. Set a date to accomplish that goal by and pick one person to act as your accountability partner who will help keep you on track and share in your victories along the way!