“What a man actually needs is not a tensionless state, but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him.” ~Viktor Frankl
“Those who have a “why” can bear with almost any “how.” ~Viktor Frankl
Goals require effort and commitment. At the point in the process when accomplishing your goal becomes tough, you will ask yourself, “Does this goal really matter to me?” The answer better be YES and you better have a good reason! Many people set goals that sound good in theory or look good on paper, but if there is no real internal motivation and desire to achieve it, you’ll probably fail.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Why is this goal important to you? – Make sure your goal aligns with who you are and what your values are.
- What are the benefits and rewards of accomplishing this goal? – Think of the rewards and use that to motivate you to actually accomplish your goal.
- Why will you be able to stay committed in the long-run? – Does the goal just sound good, or is this something that you know will still be important to you a month from now?
Every goal you set doesn’t need to be life changing, or SUPER important to you. Just make sure that when you set a goal, it means something to you and you will have much more success.