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The Importance of Goals

It is no secret that I believe in the importance of goals.

I speak about goals and action items on a regular basis here on Divas With A Purpose and in my day-to-day life.

But why?

Why are they so important to me? Why am I passionate about helping other women set and achieve them?

The Importance of Goals

The right goals and plan of action will, among many other things:

  • increase your productivity
  • help you fulfill your personal purpose
  • provide you with a sense of direction and fulfillment.

SMART Goals JournalI relate goals to any journey that you take. Typically, you have your final destination in mind. You’re prepared for the trip, know your route and ensure that your vehicle is in working order, fueled and ready to take you to where you need to go.

Of course, life happens. There may be accidents and detours along the way, but the more prepared you are the more equipped you are to handle those detours with as little stress and impact on your journey as possible.

Yes, there may be huge unexpected setbacks and delays that keep you at what seems to be a standstill. You can let off steam by yelling, blowing your horn, and weaving in and out of traffic to get nowhere fast or you take that time to just enjoy the moment you’re in and be thankful that you aren’t the cause of that standstill.

But even if you get off course or have setbacks, your plan of action will help you get back on the path you need to be on.

July 2016 was that traffic jam month for me. I am boldly entering August after a slight detour and tackling my action items necessary to accomplish the remainder of my 2016 goals.

This month’s focus is preparing for back-to-school for my oldest two children, dusting off my fitness goals, and completing projects I have set up for this site and my t-shirt collection to prepare me for the holiday season.

Knowing that those are my main focuses helps me to know where to focus my attention and energy. For the love of work-life balance, if new opportunities and tasks come up that do not align with my goals – the answer most likely will be a resounding no.

Have you taken the time to formulate your goals for August? What action tasks will you be focusing on this month to ensure your success? Need some help formulating your goals? You can download our SMART Goals Printable by clicking here. Here’s to an amazing August and beyond!

Many thanks to A Spark Within Me for this month’s #SWMBlogChallenge that inspired this post.

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Whitney 'Nic' James

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Great post. Thanks for sharing...I needed this boost! :-)


Michelle Garrett

Saturday 6th of August 2016

You're welcome! I'm so glad it was helpful :-)

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