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

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When you have a goal and a plan, you will feel excited the moment you think about it. Just like if you know if you’re going to take a flight and travel to your dream destination tomorrow, you feel so pumped up that you can’t even sleep for the night. You’ll be so looking forward to it.

That’s the power of having the right goals. Setting the right goal will motivate you to live to your fullest.

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8. Satisfied VS Unfulfilled

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

Albert Einstein once said, “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” And he was right.

You see, when you work on things that you desire, at the end of the day, regardless of whether you succeed or fail, you will feel extremely fulfilled. You feel satisfied because you made progress and are happy with it.

Imagine your goal is to build a successful internet business. You spend the entire day working on your website. You make some progress. And by the end of the day, you’re tired, but you’re fulfilled and happy.

But if don’t have a goal, you waste your entire day watching movies and playing games. At the end of the day, you feel exhausted and you feel guilty because you have done nothing productive.

So, set your goals and work toward the things that you want from today on. Fulfillment and joy can come from making progress. But you must first have a goal.

9. Meaningful VS Meaningless

Do you want to live a meaningful or meaningless life? The answer is obvious. When you know what you exactly want, you are living a meaningful life. You are pursuing your calling and you are working toward your mission.

Conversely, when you have no idea what you want out of life, you will live a meaningless life. That’s because you’re feeling lost.

Having a goal makes your life meaningful. And when you are living a more meaningful life, you become happier, more fulfilled, and are more passionate.

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10. Success VS Mediocre

Do I even need to explain this? People who have goals tend to be more successful. Why? With all the reasons you read from above.

I believe that success is engineered, not through accidents. Therefore, if you want to be successful, you need to understand what it is that you want. Some people call it a vision, some call it a purpose, and some call it a goal.

Once you have set goals, you can then work out a plan. With a plan, you can make progress and take action every day.

And when you take action, you will create results. Whether the result is a success or a failure, it doesn’t matter as long as you keep at your goal and keep on improving. Eventually, you will produce the result you want and achieve your goal.

Think about Thomas Edison. He was considered one of the most successful inventors. And his most famous invention is none other than the light bulb. He has a goal – to illuminate the world.
And so, he worked on his goal day and night. When his experiment failed, he kept trying. He even tested a beard hair to see if it works.

Eventually, he successfully invented the lightbulb that we all get to enjoy today by passing electricity through a thin platinum filament in the glass vacuum bulb.

And that, my friend, is the power of having a clear goal and working toward it relentlessly.

If you are serious about achieving your goals, living a successful life, and making your dreams come true, I suggest you take my masterclass, Goal Setting Formula.

Written by: Shawn Lim
Originally appeared on: Stunning Motivation

Republished with permission.

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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