First of all, it's important to notice... this post says "Why Goals Matter."
It does NOT say "Why YOUR Goals Matter."
This is more of an informational post, Rather THan an Inspirational post.
I will save the inspirational post about why YOUR goals (in particular) matter, for a later date.
I've recently relaunched my coaching services with a major focus on goals.
Well, I recently took a little time off to reflect on what I've been doing in my coaching business.
Once I distanced myself a bit, it became obvious that the clients I've helped the most (and enjoyed helping the most!) were men and women who had a BIG goal they wanted to accomplish.
Now, I know some of you might be thinking... Duh, Sylvia, isn't all life coaching about goals and goal setting? And the answer is no. Not exactly.
For quite a while now, I've positioned myself as someone who helps clients manage their mind.
I know it doesn't sound very sexy to "manage" your mind. Accordingly, I occasionally used the phrase "master your mind" too.
Either way, the mind can be a very pesky critter and the focus of my coaching was to rein it in.
My goal for my clients was to teach them how to manage their minds.
Yes, a well managed mind is much more likely to set and achieve goals, but that wasn't my main focus before.
You see, I was doing a disservice to my clients by setting the goal for them.
Remember, above I said "MY" goal for my clients was to teach them how to manage their minds.
With my new focus on goals, YOU, THE CLIENT must set your own goals.
Oh, and? They better be BIG + JUICY.
I love what Elizabeth Gilbert said in her book, Big Magic, which perfectly ties together the POWER of goals in correlation to mind-management:
"Possessing a creative mind is like having a border collie for a pet; if you don't give it a job to do, it will find a job to do-- and you might not like the job it invents."
I love this, I love this, I love this.
The first thing you must understand is, regardless if you identify as a "creative person" or not, you have a creative mind.
Second, you HAVE to give your inner border collie a JOB.
GOALS ARE THE JOB!
So, why do goals matter?
Goals matter because they give our brain direction.
Goals matter because they encourage (ahem, force) us to grow.
Goals matter because they give us the opportunity to evolve and become the type of person who can achieve our goals.
Are you working towards yours?
P.S. Would you like some help creating and achieving your BIG + JUICY goals? Write me a line below and we'll schedule a time to connect!