The practice of goal-setting is not just helpful; it is a prerequisite for happiness. Psychologists tell us that people who make consistent progress toward meaningful goals live happier more satisfied lives than those who don’t.
If you don’t have written goals, let me encourage you to make an appointment on your calendar to work on them. You can get a rough draft done in as little as an hour or two. Few things in life pay such rich dividends for such a modest investment.
If you want to go deeper, consider enrolling in my goal-achievement course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever . More than 35,000 people have used it to get fit, lose weight, start a business, write a book, and achieve almost every conceivable personal and professional goal.
Some of this, I suppose, is just inertia. But from years as a corporate executive, business coach, and best-selling author on the topic of goal achievement, I know that most people have just never been taught how to write effective goals.