If you have little interest in the outcome of something, chances are that you won’t put your best work into making that goal a reality.
Whether your goal is to make a million dollars or to write a novel from start to finish, it’s essential that you take time to consider WHY these goals are important to you and why there’s value in achieving them. Without a continuous and clear focus, goals may frequently change, and too many can leave you with too little time to accomplish any of them.
Goal achievement requires commitment, so to maximize the likelihood of success, it helps to feel a sense of urgency and have an “I’ve got to do this” attitude.
When you begin planning out your goal, be sure to write down WHY it’s valuable and important to you. Ask yourself, “If I were to share my goal with others, what would I say to convince them it’s worthwhile?” Think of it as your personal mission statement.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” - Andrew Carnegie