Apologies for not posting yesterday. Long story short – I was busy 🙂
Anyway, let’s get to the post.
I’d like to think that goals are important. In my experience, I know that I achieve better in specific things when I know I have an end goal. I’m always searching for a new goal that I can set mentally. Whether that be in education, athletics or just everyday general life.
When you run out of goals to aim for, I think that it’s very easy to drift off into a space of carelessness. Having a bunch of goals to keep you well driven will always keep you on track. Short term and long term goals will benefit each other and help balance things out. Let’s take a small example of my own… It’s half term for me now and I reached my goal of trying to keep a 100% attendance at sixth form. This enabled me to keep on top of my work and go through the term smoothly. This short term goal will help be in my long term goal of trying to achieve good grades at the end of the year.
It’s important to not let your goals consume all of your energy. I would definitely advise people keep a healthy balance of ‘work’ and ‘play’ time. This will of course help with your mental state too. It’s also important to know that you’re not always going to achieve your goals. Especially if you aim high. As long as you deal with failure in a pro-active way with a level head on your shoulders, you’ll be able to move onto your next goal swiftly.
So, no matter how big or small your goals may be, they’ll always be beneficial to you if you have the right approach. You will prosper.