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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.