By Stockton

Goals are a very important part of any successful person’s life. It is important to set goals and have a plan because goals provide direction; a center from which you can base your choices. For example, if you want to one day become a doctor, you must make choices that will get you closer to that goal. You need to go to medical school, learn things that doctors do, and set up a plan for how you will get there.

When you achieve a goal, especially a long term goal, you get such a great feeling of success because you have been working for that thing for quite some time. I recently achieved a goal I’ve had for many years. I was overwhelmed with gratitude because I know all the hard work leading up to that point had finally paid off.

It is important when setting goals to make sure they meet a few important criteria. I have found the best way for me to set a goal is to make sure it is realistic, to set a time in which I will complete it, and, finally, to create a plan to accomplish the goal. I usually set one long-term goal, then many short term goals along the way that will help me to reach my main goal.

I know that having goals has helped me to live a higher standard and become who I want to be. What do you want to accomplish?

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