May 6, 2013 — 2 Comments

 We all have goals.  Each and every one of us. Some of us think we gave up a long time ago and don’t have any, but we do.  Every day we wake up with the goal to live another day.  Ok, maybe that is a stretch but don’t we all have goals to some extent?  And why is it so important to have goals? Goals

 The most successful people on this planet didn’t wake up one day with an idea and a few minutes later become successful… No way.  They had an idea and they developed a plan.  Within that plan there were goals – some big, some little – some attainable, some way out there. 

 And each day, they worked at it – chipping away, having triumphs and failures along the way but tweaking and re-evaluating and working toward goals. Goals!

 We have had goals from the day we were born.  Sit up. Crawl. Walk. Talk. Feed ourselves. Dress ourselves. Express ourselves. Make friends. Learn. Communicate. Develop relationships. Learn a skill.  Get a job. Get married.  Have a family. Buy a car. Buy a house. Take a vacation…. Many of these things are milestones that we can only achieve with a plan of action and goal setting. 

 Goals are objectives that you intend to achieve.  Going through life without goals is like getting in your car and driving aimlessly expecting to arrive at your destination without a clue of how to get there. 

 Moving through life without a roadmap and expecting to reach certain milestones haphazardly is certainly one way to go but if you want to get somewhere quickly and with less energy and time, then set goals, work towards them and you will find yourself exactly where you wanted to be.

We should set goals for each area of our lives; but it works best when we are working towards a primary goal.

Do you have a primary goal that you are working towards?


Robin Lewis


I buy into and have been a student of leadership for over 30 years. I am the president and Principal Agent of Robin Lewis Insurance, a full service Independent Insurance Agency. I'm also a member of the John Maxwell Team My passion is for life-long personal growth and to help others to do the same. Your comments are encouraged and welcomed here anytime!

2 responses to Goals

  1. Hi Robin, one of my goals is to stop procrastinating on developing a structured goal setting strategy, assessing those goals on a regular basis, and celebrating when a goal has been met. Yes, it is true that even if you do not formally create goals you none the less achieve them everyday. But I tend to agree that those who do goal settings most likely achieve more self-satisfaction in the long run. Thanks for the article!

    • Thanks Chris! I think you’re right on! May I suggest looking at your goal every day especially early morning while thinking of ways that you can improve the service you provide in order to move you closer to the goal?

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