Goal setting is the secret to leadership success and living a much focused life in line with your purpose.
All true leaders possess a goal driven attitude. Leaders distinguish themselves from followers by their passion for pre-established goals. They regulate their activities and measure their progress against prescribed objectives and milestones.
Many times, we don't realize that we are setting goals. Whenever we make plans to go to the grocery store, go to school, do laundry or meet friends for a meal, we are in reality setting goals.
A leader understands how to set the right goals, because your future and your life depend on the goals. Where you end up in life is a result of the goals that you set or did not set for your life.
What determines the goal that we set and plans that we make?
It is our purpose and vision in life. Success comes from the discipline of goal setting according to one’s purpose.
We have to know and focus on our purposes before we can begin planning, because plans that don't get you to your purpose are counterproductive. Purpose is God original intent for you.
Goals protect us from the undue influence of other people. True leaders are always zealous for and jealous of their goals, because these goals represent their lives.
When our goals change our lives change also. So we must carefully guard our goals. If nothing controls and orders your life, then you are open season to other people and you won't accomplish your purpose.
Remember that the more successful you become, the more people will compete for your time, so you have to guard your goals even more carefully.
Goals give us a structure for accomplishing our plans one step at a time. They give us a starting place and an ending place, and they help us to focus. Here are some benefits of goals;
It is helpful to have some guidelines for the development and recording of our goals otherwise we can easily lose sight of them and their relationship to our purpose;
All true leaders understand the nature and value of goals and how their lives are affected and influenced by them. This is how leaders use their goals;
If you want to be successful as a leader in your domain or chosen field, make goal setting your life. The secret to leadership success is living a much focused life in line with your purpose.