Hey everyone. I hope this video finds you well and that you’ve been able to spend quality time around the holiday season with your friends and your family, and you’re getting ready for the New Year.

And in light of getting ready for the New Year, I thought I’d talk a little bit about the importance of setting goals. Not what types of goals, and not stretch goals, but just the importance of setting them.

And throughout my career, I have set both personal and professional goals. Albeit not all of them I’ve met, but I think it’s important to set them. And these are the reasons why. First and foremost, I think it provides us focus. So much to do and so little time to do it. When you set a goal, you’ve really narrowed your focus down to what you’re trying to accomplish.

And I think within that, the second reason is it helps us determine what’s important to us. There are lots of things that we want to do and lots of things that we have time to accomplish. But when you set a goal, you’re narrowing a time frame and a mindset to that specific thing. So not only does it narrow what’s important to us, not only does it give us focus, goals help you stay motivated.

Whether that’s losing weight, adding new accounts to your business, increasing production, maybe it’s closing accounts,or maybe it’s moving to a new home. It keeps us motivated on what’s important, keeps us focused on what’s important and reminds us what’s important.

And fourth, it determines what you want in life. Maybe that’s a new degree. Maybe it’s to rise up in the ranks in the military. I believe you end up achieving more with goals than without them.

So I’ll challenge you as we’re going into the new year, set some new goals, you’ll find out what’s important. You’ll remain focused. It will keep you motivated and it’ll remind you what to stay focused on.

Good luck! Let me know how it goes.

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