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Consider for a moment your life similar to almost any sports game. You may realize that in life (just like a game) there must be an end goal. If you don’t set a goal for a foot ball game, you would end up running back and forth, bumping into other players, with no real point to the action.  In a similar sense, Zig Ziglar said: “You need a plan to build a house, To build a life it is even more important, to have a plan… a goal.”

build your dreams, set a goalSetting a goal is the first step you can take to put your life into intentional living mode.

When you set a goal, you are bringing into the present tense your desire for your life to go in a particular direction and to see specific results.  Intentional living requires action. It requires you to take the time to review where you have been in life and where you want to go. Possibly the most powerful period of time to consider is the present time. When we ask ourselves, Am I where I want to be? Physically? Emotionally? Creatively? These answers help us to determine what steps we need to make in order for us to move beyond our current place and into the next realm of intentionality.

It has also been said, that everyone ends up somewhere…. why not end up there on purpose? With these 4 characteristics of Goal Setters. You can review how well you are planning to end up somewhere on purpose. 

beautiful young girl enjoys phone and tablet4 Characteristics of Goal Setters:

1. Goal setters are people who believe they have the power to cause change. They believe they can change not only their own life, but have an effect on the lives of those around them through their thoughtful and intentional choices.

2. Goal setters choose to be in the driver’s seat. They have decided they don’t want to to simply “let life happen to them”, then want to affect the course of their own life.

Taking time to decompress3. Goals setters take time to reflect. They have done a whole lot of thinking about who they are and who they want to be. They take seriously the idea of leaving a legacy.

4. Goals setters are independent. They aren’t waiting for others to tell them where they need to go and what they need to do. They have decided the best course for their own life. From the way they spend their money and invest it, to the way they choose styles and purchase their clothing. They have a plan and they are sticking to it.

Are you a goal setter? Do want to end up at your desired destination on purpose? Review these 4 characteristic of effective goal setters and start setting your own goals today!