Goals should have deadlines because the difference between those who succeed and those who don't is that those who succeeded started with a goal in place.
Why You Should Hold Yourself To A Goal?
Setting personal goals is essential to making progress and achieving your personal best. Although most people make personal goals, very few ever achieve them. There are many factors that contribute to falling short, but one of the most common issues is that the individual fails to set a deadline for reaching it.
Why should goals have deadlines?
Think of a goal as a race, and like most races it must have a finish line at a definite point. Making a timeline or mental racetrack for your goal will put you in the frame of mind that there isn't 'infinity' in which to accomplish it: it adds the "win or loose factor".
Setting a deadline for your goals is only one step, the next is to make sure you allow yourself "no excuses". There is nothing easier than excusing your past behavior or lack of progress to yourself. Creating a motivational platform to push yourself is an important step to creating the level of self discipline needed to achieve your goals on time.
Once your goals have deadlines there are a lot of ways you can keep yourself motivated: start a vision board, website, blog or video diary to follow your progress. This method uses human pride and fear of failure to push you towards the finish line.
Another motivational method is using competition as a motivating factor. Having a partner or counterpart whose goals have deadlines also is a great way to make sure you stay motivated and don't give up.
Setting goals is important to personal growth, but if your goals don't have deadlines, chances are you will never accomplish them. Setting a definite time frame in which to reach your goals will keep you motivated and increase the likelihood that your personal growth will continue.
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