“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” ~ Jim Rohn
Give a person a bow and arrow and tell them to, “SHOOT!” and their first response would be, “At what?” When there is no target there is no purpose for shooting. They could shoot the arrow anywhere and wherever the arrow ended up would be where the arrow ended up. Not much to it.
On the other hand, if you gave the archer a target and challenged them to hit the bullseye – everything changes. You now gave them something to aim at, something to challenge their skills against, something to measure their progress with, and something that gives all of their effort – purpose. All by adding in a simple target.
That’s what Goal Setting does for you and I too.