by JuJuan Buford
We've all heard the cliché: people don't wake up in the morning planning to fail, they simply fail to plan. Clichés are often summarily dismissed and easily as they are uttered, but it doesn't make it any less true.
Despite the countless studies speaking to the importance of goal setting (planning our days, weeks, months, and years in advance), so many of us simply pass out in front of the television set (the creativity devastator), and wake up on autopilot the following day. Why is goal setting imperative? Take a moment to view the following talk by Success Magazine's, Darren Hardy.
If you want your circumstances to change, you have to change. The thoughts and behaviors that have led you to your current circumstances must be replaced by new thoughts and behaviors in order to manifest different results. At some point, you have to accept that you can't outwit universal laws.
The following article by Kevin Daum, 5 Steps for Accomplishing any Goal, is a brief, yet great overview of a step by step plan on goal setting. It may appear elementary, but ask yourself one simple question. Are you applying these elementary steps? Remember, wherever you are in life, you made an appointment to be there.
If you don't adopt the habit of goal setting or worse yet waffle in indecision, it's tempting to believe you haven't made a decision. But you have. Ever talk to someone you haven't seen in a decade or two, and discovered they haven't moved on from high school or college. It's like the calendar has moved, but they haven't. It's not a pretty picture, is it? Make the commitment to setting goals today, and get busy living.
JuJuan Buford can be contacted on Twitter @JSBUFORD or at www.linkedin.com/pub/jujuan-buford/2a/97a/259/