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If you are doing fine you might not be interested but sometimes we look for things to improve and are disappointed when we see no change. It is almost as if we are waiting for something to happen. But there are some who know that if they want something to happen, they must be the ones to make it happen.

Those who are waiting for it to happen have a much different approach to going on vacation. Many of us spend a considerable amount of time and effort planning a vacation. We will figure out exactly where we want to go and what type of things we want to do while we are there. We’ll make reservations, schedule appointments, and prepare a list of all the appropriate things we need to pack. This planning is usually very detailed, somewhat tedious, and time consuming. But because we want the trip to be hassle free we will plan these occasional trips right down to the very last detail.

When you think about your life, your daily journey, how well do you plan and organize it? Your life’s journey is the MOST important trip you will ever take. Why is it that we spend so little time planning our lives? Many of us have little or no idea where we are going!

If you think that setting goals does not matter stop for a minute and consider why we should set goals. For example:

If you don’t set goals, someone else might set them for you and you won’t like the outcome.

All things must be mentally accomplished before they can be physically accomplished. What you think about you become.

It is easier, cheaper, and faster than trial and error … Would you build a house without a set of blueprints?

It keeps you on target. You could build a house without following plans, but you will possibly make a mistake in framing or foundation the will affect the structure of the entire house.

There a personal rewards and benefits to setting goals and achieving them. Some include:

Goals help you discover your own personal uniqueness.

Goals help you overcome negative conditioning.

Goals help you to act.

Goals add to the excitement of life.

Goals help you to make better decisions.

Goals help you live your life the way YOU want.

Goals help bring out “the best” in you.

Goals develop self-confidence.


Your goals should be written down. Writing down your goals forces you to clarify your thoughts. If you cannot express your goal clearly and succinctly in writing, you will probably need to revisit the goal to make sure that you are focusing on what you really want to accomplish. Reviewing your written goals serves as a constant and visual reminder of your objectives, which helps you to stay focused and motivated during competing demands, interruptions, and setbacks. Written goals have permanence that promote accurate, sustained action.

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”    – Diana Scharf Hunt

You must develop habits to work each day toward achievement. As you begin to see the benefits of your actions you will receive the positive reinforcement to continue to move forward.  For a similar post on our website see I DON'T NEED TO SET GOALS.

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Comments (22)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

"Goals are dreams with deadlines" what a terrific quote to go along with your message Grant!

May 09, 2022 04:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for sharing your experience and your advice.

May 09, 2022 04:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... that may just be the best thing I've ever read on why to set goals!

May 09, 2022 05:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. Measure twice, cut once is true for carpenters. Goals are you measuring stick. No goals, nothing to measure. I'd you are not growing you are going backwards. Enjoy your day.

May 09, 2022 05:44 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that having goals is very important and I have never been one to set long-term goals but more so short-term goals that lead to what would be a long-term goal being achieved.

May 09, 2022 06:22 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

May 09, 2022 07:15 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant goals are like a road map, if you don't have one there is a very good chance you will not get to where you want to be.

May 09, 2022 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Grant- You are absolutely right and I love your analogy. We do spend more time planning a vacation or heck even planning a wedding than we do planning our own lives. We have to decide what's important to us...what we want out of our life and from their set our goals. 

May 09, 2022 05:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider - It doesn't matter how well you are doing.  We need goals to help guide us every step of the way.

May 09, 2022 05:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Those are some insightful reasons to have goals in business and life Grant 🙂

May 09, 2022 07:31 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Larry and Sheila - thanks that is how to turn dreams into reality.

Roy - thank you very much.

Nina - the quote really does say it all, doesn't it.

Wayne  - that is right.  If you can't measure it you can't manage it.

Brian - good point.  If the gap is too long people give up but a series of short term goals work.

Joe - thank you.

George - I love the analogy.

Kathy -  it is crazy isn't it.  They want the end result but they don't know how to get there.

Sheri - you are right.  If we think we have arrived we will soon be going backwards.

Paul - yes indeed.  Goals drive everything.

May 10, 2022 04:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Goals set everything in motion and gets a person closer to achieving those goals, you know that very well Grant! I have mine as well.

May 10, 2022 07:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant Schneider and ones again a blog that I enjoy so much that can I re blog it down the road?


May 10, 2022 07:51 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, by the time you realize you AREN'T fine, it will be a longer period of time until you get back on track!

May 10, 2022 08:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Wanda - so many reasons to have them and write them down.

Will - yes, always appreciate that you re blog.

Joan - yes, you've got that right.

May 11, 2022 06:29 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

This is so encouraging and worth sharing!!  Thank you Grant Schneider 

May 11, 2022 07:55 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joy - thank you so much.  I am glad you found it helpful.

May 12, 2022 03:13 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Yes goals should have deadlines Grant Schneider  Sometime we must adjust those deadlines as one adjusts the sails on a boat.

May 12, 2022 07:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, although I rarely write stuff done, goals and aspirations are always in my head.   Great post.

May 12, 2022 09:06 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Leanne - it there is no deadline it is only a dream

Joan - thank you.

May 13, 2022 05:15 PM