Throughout life everyone experiences ups and downs.  Life is about finding what you want to do with yourself and building for your future.  It is so easy throughout the downs of life to lose motivation and find yourself lost within yourself.  A good way to combat this is by setting yourself goals.  Setting goals in life can be used in any way you want it to.  Your goals can be career focused or simply self-improvement such as weight loss.  Whatever the reason, setting goals is important and will allow you to achieve in life.  Recently we  had the opportunity to watch a speech by goal getter and extremely successful Hermin Salak.  Salak has made a successful career based on goals and we managed to get some information about why goals are so important.


As previously mentioned, life throws a lot of things at you that will diminish your motivation.  Setting yourself goals will allow you to stay motivated throughout your life.  It is so easy to let life just pass you by and drag your feet throughout it.  Setting goals will give you a reason to wake up in the morning, it will allow you to combat the day and give you the motivation to do so.  Being motivated is one of the best feelings in the world and as long as you are striving towards your goals that is how you will always feel.   Without motivation in life you will fail, allow yourself to remain motivated and you will succeed.

Measuring Personal Growth

A great way to look at goals is to see them as a way of measuring your personal growth.  Everyone in life constantly looks for ways to improve themselves.  Setting goals is a way that you can see how you are improving.  Having a literal log of the goals you complete can show your growth as a person.  Seeing your personal growth will make you feel accomplished, it will show you that you can improve and there is always room for improvement.

Take Control

There is only one person that can take control of your life and that is you.  Goalsetting is the easiest way to take control of the person you want to be.  Don’t allow yourself to fall into ‘what you should be doing’, everyone is different and setting personal goals will help you achieve your dreams. 

Fulfilling Your Potential

You can be the most talented person in the world but if you do nothing with that talent, it will be wasted.  Goals will allow your talent to flourish, regardless of what it is.  When you get towards the end of your life, do you really want to be the person that has regrets?  It certainly isn’t the case that not having goals means you don’t work hard, but are you working hard on something you actually want to do?  Believe in your potential and set yourself the goals that will allow you to fulfill that.  Your life is literally in your hands and don’t allow that to escape you.