Goals Setting: Its Processes and Importance

January 4, 2017

To eliminate the uncertainty of what exactly your aim might be, check out my previous post here

Why do we need to set goals?

It is a rhetorical question, but most of us don’t know the actual answer. So allow me to be your inner heart by answering it for you.

  • A framework is established (Goal Setting Importance)

Goals setting keeps you focused on attaining your goals. To avoid a meaningless and wasteful life, having a goal in which you have a set clear direction is highly necessary.

Thus, without the right focus on your abilities, you would always feel incompetent. It also ensures that a target has been laid out as well as work is being put into place to meet.


Goal Setting Importance

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  • Forward ever, Backward never (Goal Setting Importance)

You are ascertained that there is success ahead to aspire toward. That reassures the fact of you being on the right track. In this modern age where distractions are everywhere especially through the social media, to be able to achieve your objectives, you would definitely need to plan it.

Not only would this keep you away from distraction but it would ensure your principles are locked in.

Goal Setting Importance

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  • Hesitations are expunged

Another Goal Setting Importance is that the habit of procrastinating would not be entertained as you have tasks to finish. Goal attainment requires dedication and consistency. You don’t get to have the choice of ‘I can’t just do that later’ ‘I will do it when I wake up’.

Unnecessary excuses are not to be made to a specific end point should be met within the time frame you have created. Of course, to achieve long term goals, you would need mini short term goals in such a way that, the more you attain those short term objectives, the closer you get to the long term ones.

Goal Setting Importance

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To dare to reconnoiter emerging innovations, you have to be motivated to pursue it. Goal setting importance provides the zeal for the attainment.

The focus you have created due to the goals you have identified to be achieved gives you the motivation to center your energy and effort in the positive direction.

“Until you are ready to exceed the limitations they have built for you, you will always remain stuck and doubtful of yourself – Sekinat Sanni”

“Your accession towards failure has a great impact on how you strive to achieve what has seemed impossible – Sekinat Sanni”


So lovelies, I would really appreciate your contributions and suggestions on how to achieve your goals.

Feel free to subscribe, share with friends and comment below. Thank you always.

Love, Sekinat Sanni

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  • Reply Suzzylina January 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Am actually speechless. The only thing I can say is”thank you” for allowing us to see a great write up and for turning us into a goal setter.
    Keep the ball rolling always.

    • Reply Sekinat January 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you sister … I am glad you learnt something from it.

  • Reply Abibat Sanni January 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for this really needed

    • Reply Sekinat January 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you … And try to answer the highlighted questions listed out at the beginning of the post. Good luck

  • Reply Idayat sanni January 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    This really brought everything into focus❤️❤️❤️ Nice one

    • Reply Sekinat January 4, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      That is great to know. Thank you

  • Reply Iam Twaizee January 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    This is without doubt a good write up and I am glad I read it. One thing I have come to understand is when it comes to Lifestyle and Self development, many of the issues are relative and doesn’t always manifest in the same way. Like they say, different strokes for different Folks.
    I believe the first and important thing is to know yourself. Understanding oneself helps to channel all ideas and compartmentalize. The knowledge of self is useful when one tries to also understand the environment in which they exist. Some will think this is a huge project but it isnt. Unless you havent been paying attention to your ever evolving self, its easy to understand oneself and how one can thrive irrespective of the conditions existing at the time.
    My mentor once used my Master’s dissertation to teach me a lesson I’ll never forget. He told me that the first thing I should do when writing a research paper is the Second Chapter (Literature Review). He told me I cant write an Introduction or give a scope to my research unless I fully understand all the variables involved. I didnt take the advice initially because i thought who jumps to chapter 2 of a dissertation but after a few months, I made no headway so i decided to try the advice.
    My Sister, it took me about a month to finish my Chapter 2 but by the time i was done with, my whole research made sense. I wrote my Chapters 1 and 3 within 2 hours and my questionnaire was ready by the end of that day.
    Point is, until i fully unraveled the phenomenon, I had no idea what I was doing. Until we understand ourself and the environment wherein we exist, It’ll be difficult to have actionable goals. May Allah bless us all and guide us towards the right path.

    • Reply Sekinat January 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you very much for this awesome contribution. I can so related to everything you said. It is quite advisable and beneficial to know the extent of ones abilities. Honestly, the same reaction you had with the advice your supervisor gave you during your masters dissertation, was exactly the same I had. In fact, I was beyond lost and confused as to why he would ask for chapter 2 (literature review) before the introduction itself. But then eventually, they know exactly what they were saying after years and years of experience with teaching and studying. Alhamdullilahi, we will only get better. Jazakillahu Khayran sister… looking forward to seeing more insightful contributions from you.

  • Reply Shakirat January 10, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Lovely article. Procrastination has always remained my biggest obstacle but I’d work on it. Thank you and you have a beautiful blog

    • Reply Sekinat January 10, 2017 at 6:35 am

      Honestly, with procrastination, I have a bit of that issue as well… we just have to work on it with full determination. Kindly don’t forget to subscribe and share with friends

  • Reply HABEEBAH January 19, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Thanks for this. You write beautifully well

    • Reply Sekinat January 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Alhamdullilahi. Please if you have any suggestions or contributions, I will be glad to know them ☺️

  • Reply Kazeem Salman February 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Beautiful write up.

    Well done!

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