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It is important to take yourself out of your comfort zone 

My next challenge starts soon and it’s to cycle Adelaide to Sydney (via Melbourne) its part of a bigger goal of cycling around the world. I get asked what are the benefits of setting goals and there are my top 3 reasons:

  1. Take Control of Your Destiny
    A lot of people sleepwalk through life. Even though they work hard, they don’t feel like they are getting what they want. That’s because they don’t have a direction of where they want to go, what they want to achieve. When you don’t set goals, you can spend your whole life running up and down and not achieve anything. When you stop to set goals and think about what you want, you break out of auto-pilot and start living a life of your conscious creation. Instead of letting others tell you what to do, you proactively take charge and think about what you want for yourself.

  2. Get Maximum Results
    Know that what gets measured, gets improved. If you don’t set specific targets and milestones, how are things going to improve? There is literally nothing to work toward, and even though you may be working hard, your hard work may not translate into anything.

  3. Be The Best You Can Be
    Goals help you . Without goals, you default to a routine of activities that keeps you feel safe and comfy each day. But this familiarity is the nemesis of growth. It prevents you from growing. It denies you from tapping into your infinite potential.

Thus, by setting goals, you set targets to strive toward. These targets make you venture into new places and new situations that put you into growth mode. They make you stretch beyond your normal self and reach new heights. For example, setting a time limit for your run lets you know if you should be running faster. Setting a weight loss target helps you know if your actions have been effective in losing weight. Setting a career goal ensures that you are not settling for anything less than what you desire.

Here’s my question:  What are your goals for the next 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, or even 10 years?


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