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The ‘Why’ of Goal Setting

I was struck yesterday that I had maybe missed something after a few years of light investigation in the area of vision and goal setting. The ‘why’. It had always been there in the books and articles I had read. It was always the simple and understandable bit. But it was in looking at the Wikipedia entry on goal-setting that it really struck me.

A guy called Douglas Vermeeren, is quoted as explaining this important principle clearly, “When people talk of clarity it often gets described as just writing down your goals. The most important element is often left out. That is finding your motivation. If you want to get to your goals quickly you have got to clarity on why you want it. What does it mean to you? Why do you need it in your life? And the stronger and more important they why – the more power you will have to pursue that goal.”

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