We never achieve goals in life that we don’t set. If you are secretly dreaming of something big that you want to do with your life, but you are afraid to commit to and verbalize the goal by sharing it with others, then the hard cold truth is that you just won’t achieve it. Success doesn’t happen by accident. Success is a series of daily and defining decisions, and if you aren’t committed to making the right choices because you are committed to an end goal, then the end goal will never just magically appear as one would so often wish.
I read recently that the reason why goal setting is so essential in life is that the brain is a goal-seeking organism. When there are gaps between the reality of where one is and where one is going, the mind works overtime to justify this gap and to slowly, but surely close it. Goal setting engages the brain in ways beyond our understanding.
Don’t let your mind be stagnant. Engage it by setting goals, and set big goals. Remember, your greatest shortcomings are your low expectations of life, so dream big. Big goals turn us into big people and big people change the world.