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Set Goals You Can Control

By Jesús Gil Hernández

A lot is written about setting goals, but most of the times we don’t choose the right goals: they’re too big and too far away. Even though we would like to think otherwise, we’re all kids, and we would all rather have instant gratification.

Whether we like it or not, goal setting is an integral and important aspect of all our lives. For some of us, this is a conscious process, however for many others it is an unconscious act that has very little direction or purpose. Some people may even be surprised to learn that they are actually setting goals on a daily basis.

If you reflect back on your day, you will realize that you are actually setting and achieving an immeasurable amount of goals as you progress throughout your day. Some are relatively small and seemingly insignificant such as deciding what you will eat for lunch, while others are more important and relevant to your future endeavors.

Without our own personal goals, we are naturally swayed by other people’s decisions, actions, opinions and behaviors. Even though it is impossible to control everything that affects our life, we can however gain some form of sanity by directing aspects of our life in ways that will bring a sense of purpose and intention.

Instead of being flung around by other people’s ever changing decisions, behaviors and perspectives, you will now have control, and as a result will make your own decisions based on the goals that have the greatest personal and professional impact on your life.

Summing-up: Goals provide us with great clarity and insight. If we choose to take control of the sails and harness the power of the winds to direct us towards a destination of our own choosing, then our futures may very well provide a deeper sense of fulfillment and satisfaction the world over.

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