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The Importance of Goal Setting

“What doesn’t break you makes you stronger”

(Friedrich Nietzsche)

You see, there are two types of people in this world; there are those who learn by their own experiences, which most often are costly, hard, and make you suffer. Then there are those who like to learn through other peoples’ experiences, which is easy and it doesn’t cost them any pain or suffering because someone else already went through that and lived to tell. It’s our choice which type of person we want to be.

At some point in our lives, we might find ourselves in a difficult situation. We might be without a job, broke, sick, or all of the above for that matter. The point is, we are out and down. In a place in life where the eye can not see. How you got there is no longer important because you are, somehow, there stuck.

You know what the best thing is about hitting rock bottom? The only way you can go is up. How? you might ask. You need to look up and forward! Yeah, sounds pretty obvious, but this proves how often we forget just how simple it is (or it could be). We get so used to going on automatic that we often forget we have other gears we can be driving in. You wouldn’t want to drive, let’s say, a Ferrari in 1st gear all the time.. It can go so much faster if you put it in other gears. Why don’t we shift our lives into more gears? We don’t set goals, that’s why. We are not looking up and forward. Goals are like a light shining in the distance showing you where you want to go. It keeps you on track and focused.

I have good news, we don’t all need to be broke, down, and out in order to set goals. Some of us just learn the hard way, that’s all. Goal setting is fundamental for success. Period. Goals are the “fuel” to drive that Ferrari. If you don’t believe it, it’s either because 1. you don’t write your goals right now and have not experienced it or 2. you learn the hard way.

Written by Alex Ceballos



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