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The Importance Of Having A Goal In Life

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Summary:
At the age of twenty two,   I read a book that described the importance of
having a goal in life. In   the books example, a survey had been carried
out at a school. Students   who had just taken their GCSE'S were asked to
answer various questions,   one of which asked, "Where would you like to be
in five years time?"


Keywords:
happiness, be happy, think positive, healthy attitude, self esteem,
confidence, goals


Article Body:
At the age of twenty two,   I read a book that described the importance of
having a goal in life. In   the books example, a survey had been carried
out at a school. Students   who had just taken their GCSE'S were asked to
answer various questions,   one of which asked, "Where would you like to be
in five years time?"

If you had asked me that question, when I was sixteen, I would have had
to put down, that I had no idea, as it was not something I had ever had
thought about.

The people who carried out the survey reported that only five out of one
hundred answers were accepted as having a goal. Five years later, the
students were tracked down and the five people who had had a goal, when
their net asset worth's were added together, the total amount was higher
than all of the other ninety five's added together. Now of course money
is not everything, however to me this shows that people who have a goal
in life are more likely to be more successful than people who haven't.

I then looked at my life I was twenty two and had a net asset worth of
zero! I had been working for six years and had nothing to show for it. I
then started to think about the future and started setting some of my own
goals.

This has helped me in a very big way, to purchase for example my first
house. I was not happy paying a landlord rent for the rest of my life as
this was like throwing money down the drain. I decided that I wanted to
buy my own house however knew that I required a deposit. I created a
three year goal to obtain this deposit and worked out how much I would
need to save each year etc.

I have also had weight problems and had a speech impedimet called
stuttering. I decided to try to improve my life by overcoming the stutter
and having a weight that I felt comfortable with. These were another two
goals I created and reached.
Some people may see me as a bit of a freak, I do not care though as this
new found attitude and belief in the importance of having a goal has made
my life so much more happier and easier.

				
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