According to goal setting expert Krish Dhanam there are four reasons people don’t set goals:
1. Fear. They fear they’ll set the wrong goals or they won’t achieve the goals they set and then they’ll feel worse than if they never set them to begin with.
2. Poor self image. They don’t see themselves as capable of significant accomplishment.
3. They don’t know how to set goals. The whole idea seems a bit fuzzy and intimidating.
4. They’ve never been sold on goal setting. They’ve gotten along OK so far without setting goals so why should they start now.
If one or more of those reasons rings true in your life, consider the consequences of drifting through life with no goals. The Bible says some day we’ll all have to give an account for ourselves to God. When that day arrives for you, don’t you want to know you’ve given God your best, that you really have redeemed the time?
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.