10 Differences Between Someone Who Set Goals and Who Doesn’t

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Do you set goals? Do you know the differences between someone who sets goals and someone who doesn’t? Well, you’re going to find out in this article.

Goal setting is one of the most underrated tools that is freely available for anyone to use to help them achieve great success in life.

I’m a strong advocate for setting goals. I believe that no matter what kind of amazing success you want to achieve in life, you can get it as long as you set it as the right goal and diligently pursue it without giving up.

In fact, we all know the importance of having goals. I bet you have heard about why it is important to set goals and the benefits of having goals. But, are you doing it?

Rather than leaving things up to chances, when you have a goal, you become clear with what you need to do and how to get there. Goals give you clarity.

Besides, having the right goals tend to motivate you in life. You see, without knowing what you want, you’re living life like a lost sheep, going wherever the crowd goes.

However, when you are crystal clear with what you want, you know what you need to do. You are driven by a meaningful purpose rather than being influence by the general masses.

I hope you know why you want to set goals by now. If you don’t, check out these 10 differences between someone who did and someone who doesn’t. After that, you can choose if goal setting is right for you…

1. Proactive VS Reactive

Having a goal makes you proactive. You take action, make progress, and make things happen rather than waiting for things to happen.

Imagine if you have no plan for the weekend, what do you think will happen? Well, you’re going to become reactive. You react to whatever comes to you. You wake up late, waste time on Facebook, watch YouTube, and binge Netflix.

But when you have a goal, you know what you need to do. You have a plan for the day. And hence, you become proactive and get things done.

Do you see why having a goal is important right now?

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10 Differences Between Someone Who Set Goals and Who Doesn’t

2. Clear Direction VS Feeling Loss

Have you ever felt lost like you have no idea what you want out of your life? You feel lazy to wake up or go to work because you find life has no meaning and that it is repeating itself every day?

That’s the problem when you have not set goals. When you don’t have a goal, you will live a directionless life. Not sure what to expect and finding life to be purposeless.

On the contrary, when you have a clear, specific, and exciting goal, you will wake up every morning with excitement. You have something to look forward to achieving and you will find that life is meaningful.

That’s the difference between someone who has a goal and someone who doesn’t. You become happy and fulfilled because you have expectations for yourself and your life. And you’re looking forward to living your dream life.

Related: How To Be Extraordinary: Top 12 Traits of Successful People

3. With Plans VS No Plans

A plan may not work, but having a plan is much better than having no plan at all. You see, when you have a plan, you know what to expect. Even if your plan fails, it becomes a learning experience for you and to do better the next time.

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Shawn Lim

Shawn Lim is the founder of StunningMotivation.com and he’s a passionate blogger in the personal development industry who has inspired thousands to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. You can learn more about him plus download a free copy of his guidebook, Reach Your Goals on his website.View Author posts