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#8 Benefits to Setting Goals for the New Year!

Why even bother? It's a New Year. Big deal. Everyone sets out goals, but who really reaches them? It kind of makes you wonder what the point of it all is.


The thing is, these goals we set for ourselves are more important than you think. In fact, there are several benefits to setting goals for the new year, some of which might surprise you.


Stuff Happens...

It's hard to accomplish anything when you're not really setting out to get things done. Unless you're incredibly lucky, you probably won't get far at all. Now think about this: Not only will goal setting make things happen, but they're also going to happen a whole lot faster than they ever would if you weren't directing your energies right at them.



You Feel Better...

Goals have a funny way of making you feel better about yourself. Don't believe it? Believe the many studies which have proven people who make goals feel better about themselves. In fact, it's been shown the closer people get to their goals, the better they feel. Why? The brain rewards this kind of positive activity with a jolt of dopamine when you do.


You Find Your Purpose...

Why are you here? If you have a goal, you probably know the answer to the question. Having a higher purpose in your life creates contentment and fulfillment in a way few other things will.


You Focus More...

Knowing where you are going means you know what you're aiming for when you set down to work. This hones your focus and directs your activity in a way to make you more successful in what you set out to do.


It Kills Procrastination...

There's no time like the present when you have something important to do. Why put off until tomorrow what you can't wait to get at today? Besides, it's impossible to be distracted when you're enjoying the hyper-focus we just talked about in the previous benefit.



You Make Better Use of Your Time...

You've got stuff to do and no time to waste doing it. People with goals start paying closer attention to how they're spending their time.


Decisions Become Easier to Make...

Anytime a choice comes up, it's going to be weighed in light of the goal you've set. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to know just what to do under those circumstances.


Reduces Stress...

Goals make for a clear vision. With direction and so much positive energy in your life, you're less likely to stress over the small stuff. After all, you've got your plan, you're already set and know what to do.


Wow, with so many positive benefits to setting goals, the decision seems straightforward. Why not take ownership of the year to come by creating a plan right for you? You'll be glad you did!



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