There are a few different reasons why it is so important to set realistic goals. First, setting goals motivates us to actually get the goal completed. We also should be setting smaller goals that are a larger part of a bigger goal. Dopamine is the pleasure chemical and that gets released when we complete our goals so it’s best to aim for goals that we believe are realistic. Finally, goal setting can change your life for the better because it gives us something to accomplish.
- It’s true that having ambitious and far-reaching goals can instill in us determination and a thirst to get further.
- However, creating smaller and much more reachable goals is a good way to build confidence.
- By meeting and exceeding small and reachable goals, our self-esteem grows along with our increased self-confidenece.
“From day one in this career, it was almost drummed into me that everything must be goal-led and that has served me well in my career.”