Goal Setting: What is it?

Claiming Every Day As Yours

Every day it would seem like the actions that we do and the decisions that we choose are monotonous and dull -- the cereal you eat in the mornings, the routes you take to work, the people you interact with, the work you do, and the general schedule you follow day to day. You don’t have to change your routine in order for things to start looking bright and exciting. Rather, it’s a simple change of perspective. How you look at things greatly influences and informs how you act. And one of the most effective ways to do this is setting a goal for yourself.

Goals vary for each and every one of us. Everyone experiences and goes through different hardships and obstacles of our own that we aspire to survive from.  These goals may be shedding a large number of kilos, buying a house to yourself, owning a brand new car, or even just getting up from bed and getting through the day. Whatever goal you have set for yourself, the logic of changing perspective applies to each one. Your desires and wants inform the actions that you do - be it as small as choosing what breakfast to eat, to something as big as deciding on whether or not to stay in your current job. This happens because you have a newfound purpose and motivation behind your day to day actions. If you want to achieve something, then you’re bound to do something about it.

Goal setting is more than just a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. It shapes and molds who you are and who you are meant to be. Setting the right goals entails a reclamation of yourself because the things you do are less informed by what others think you should do and would want you to do. You reclaim your everyday into something that’s yours, and with that, you become more yourself.

Matt King