Why Set Goals?

For many adults, the demands of life can often come between them and their goals. Finding time to even think about our future and set goals, is for many a difficult thing to do.

So why make time to set goals?

Think about a goal you set recently. Why did you set this goal?

Talk with another person. Tell them about the goal you set. Listen to their goal setting experience.

Together, think about why it was helpful to set this goal?

Make a list of reasons.

When you have finished, click on the next tab.

Here are some reasons why taking time to set a goal can be helpful:

  • start a new chapter in our lives
  • see what is important to us
  • give us a sense of purpose
  • look for help in the right places
  • motivate us
  • provide a sense of achievement
  • talk with others about what’s important to us

What other reasons did you come up with?

Think about your learner. Do you know if they have any goals? If they have a goal, why did they set this goal? If not, what do you think is holding them back?

Sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. Everyone is different. Click here to think about why different approaches to goal setting may be needed.

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