The Importance of Setting Self-Goals

Having time in life to focus on yourself and you're achievements should take priority over most things. These goals will motivate you to keep going and produce great outcomes in life. Doing this will boost your confidence and allow you to continue believing in yourself that you can still do it.

I've always had in my mind of places I wanted to go to, things I wanted to do and achieve but never really thought "hey, why not set myself goals to achieve these things?" It's never really sprung to my mind the importance of setting yourself some goals. After reading self goals related posts, I'm finally understanding how and why goals are crucial to have in your life.

These "goals" can be anything of your own creation. It can be something you've been wanting to do for a long time, or a grade you're wanting to get for an essay or assignment, perhaps you're aiming to save money for your next travels and have a money target in mind you want to reach. Literally anything.

So why is setting goals important?

It gives you that extra drive you need to cross that finishing line. And let's face it, you'll feel good when you do. It will help maintain your productivity level. Having goals will motivate you to be productive which will move you towards the end point. It's realising YOU have the ability to reach these goals and make yourself proud. Goals will give you the energy and positive attitude to wake up everyday and crush it. Say to yourself "I've got this" and make the most out of the day, working that little bit closer towards that goal.


When setting the goals...

Make them achievable and realistic. You want to be able to reach them with a challenge, not with  a chance of impossibility. Set a deadline. Make yourself work for this goal in a limited time period. There's no point in setting a goal for 3 years'll probably forget about it, I know I would. Take note and stick to it. Write the goals down somewhere and present them somewhere around your room or workspace where you can see them everyday and be reminded of them.

This really inspiring and motivating quote I found is from Bill Copeland:

"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score."

Do you think it's important to set self-goals? 



  1. Morgs
    June 4, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I totally agree with everything you said! Self motivation is so important and I love your blog photography btw xMorgan //

    • Abigail West
      August 26, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Aw thank you lovely :)Abs x

  2. Chloe Dickenson
    June 4, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I definitely think it's important to set self goals. It's nice to look back at the things that you've achieved in life xx

    • Abigail West
      August 26, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Yes I agree, you get a sense of accomplishment and give yourself a little reward at the end of it! Abs x

  3. Corinne & Kirsty
    June 4, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I totally agree! this post is super relatable! setting goals is super important but they must also be achievable and not too big. xx corinne

    • Abigail West
      August 26, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Yes, there's no point in making unachievable goals and making it overly difficult for yourself. Abs x

  4. Josie Brownlee
    June 4, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Love that quote at the end! I agree, goals are great and really encourage productivity because you know what you're working towards! My goals at the moment are to improve my running distance and to earn enough money to go travelling later this year!JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    • Abigail West
      August 26, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Omg same, I found it and thought it fit perfectly! They're great goals, hope it goes well lovely! Abs x

  5. Abigail West
    August 26, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Aw that's so great to hear! Thanks lovely 🙂 Abs x

  6. Aditi
    September 28, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Completely agree! You need to set goals with intention and also evaluate them from time to time. I have been introspecting and setting new goals for myself this season. Aditi

    • Abigail West
      October 2, 2017 / 6:00 am

      That's so good to hear! Hope they're all going well. Abs x

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