Setting many kinds of goals in your life and for your life can bring you great satisfaction. It is in the achievement–defintitely! It is in the awe and revel of vastly exceeding a goal.
When you accomplish a goal your brain links it to a positive memory network in your mind that has feelings, thoughts, memories and a positive sense of being. Love, esteem, acceptance, peace, appreciation and compassion come with it. Setting goals comes with a great sense of joy. Even when you can’t meet your goals.
That’s good when you can’t meet goals–it means you are reaching in the right direction. Setting goals also teaches you how to accept loss, grief, a sense of failure, a sense of defeat, pain.
But setting goals is also in planning out how to accomplish something that you want to accomplish. It’s thinking about who you are and what you want to do. And this is a regular good behavior for self-improvement.
We often do very well in setting goals in one area of our lives but not in other areas. Sometimes we have a hard time letting others set goals for us or accept when we can’t meet a goal for someone else. Sometimes we don’t take direction or influence well. There are good relationship skills that you set as goals for improving how you interact with others.
Do you set goals in your relationships? Do you make goals to improve in your relationships?
Here’s a salute: For those in the United States of America and the rest of the world who honor Labor Day and what it recognizes. For all the goals that have been set to be a part of something bigger. For all the hard work you do–here’s to ya!