Why Do I Need a Goal in Life?

We read and hear so much about the importance of having goals in life, but do we really need a goal?

People have dreams, but not everyone do something about them. Most people live an average life, without any major goal, or even small goals. Why is this so? To pursue a goal you need a strong ambition. The goal must be so important that often, you must be willing to sacrifice a lot to get it.

Achieving goals requires that you step out of your comfort zone, which is not convenient for most people.

What do you get when you have a goal?

Having a goal in your life makes you more focused and determined.

  • When you have a goal, you have a purpose when wake up in the morning.
  • A goal keeps you active, alive and expectant of success.
  • A goal makes you a doer, instead of being passive.
  • A goal gives zest to life, awakens curiosity and the desire to do better.
  • Life becomes more interesting when you have goal.

You and Everyone Have Simple, Everyday Goals

Actually, even people with no goals, who live a simple life, have goals. This might seem strange, but it is not.

A goal is not always something that you plan, write down, and work intentionally on achieving it.

Almost everyone have very simple ones such as:

  • Arriving to work on time
  • Buying a pair of trousers, a shirt or a purse
  • Go for a walk a few times a week
  • Eat a certain kind of a cake at a certain bakery
  • Maintain good relations with friends
  • Having love in his or her life
  • Having enough money to pay the bills
  • Going on vacation once a year

Are Goals Important?

Goals are important for the person who wants to achieve them. They might not be important, except the person who is striving to achieve them.

Sometimes, after achieving a goal, there is no satisfaction and no sense of victory.

We imagine how it would feel after achieving our goal, and expect to feel and enjoy happiness and victory. This keeps us striving to accomplish our goal. However, when we achieve it, we do not always get the happiness and satisfaction we imagined we would get.