The use of daily goals is important and powerful. While a lot of people, myself included until not too long ago, hear about “setting daily goals” and just think:
I don’t need to do this – I know what needs to be done, I’ll just do it!
However, the main point isn’t that you are telling yourself what needs to be done. You are mentally preparing yourself to get these tasks done and to do more than you could without clearly laying out the steps.
One of the most important things you can do when setting goals is to be specific.
Don’t say, “Do something creative today”.
Say, “Create a water color painting with at least 5 colors by noon”.
Doing this removes mental blocks and gives you a specific action to take. This is really important and will allow you to accomplish more – and to push your own boundaries to get more done.
One of the best parts of doing this type of goal setting is that it is compounding – the more you do it, the more it pays off, and the more you get done because of it!
So – stop thinking it’s silly or a waste of time and start taking 2-3 minutes to improve you life, productivity, and more.