“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

Why is it important to set goals?  The importance of goal setting and knowing how to set goals for yourself is crucial to accomplishing great things in your life.  Think of it as directions to where you want to go and how you want to get there, either by walking or taking the express train, bus, or bike.   Setting goals gives someone the opportunity to develop long term improvements in their life and helps makes us stronger in the short term.  I believe goals provide a person with a vision on what we ultimately want to accomplish and who are ideal selves are in life.. It provides us with the tools to focus our thoughts and express the desires drifting in our mind.

Tuesday is my Saturday.  I typically don’t teach yoga classes and I typically don’t work with clients.  It is my day to reflect and relax.  I usually wake up a little late and start my day around 7 AM - I french press my coffee, make a nice breakfast, read my magazines on my Ipad and spend my morning reviewing my goals for the week, the month and the year.

I review my compass (things i want to accomplish this year), which are Community Leader and High Value Friend, A Devotee serving my Guru H.H Radhanath Swami, Family Member and eventually in a long term relationship with a Yogini (women who practice yoga and lives by the principles of yoga and bhakti), successful life coach, Public Speaker and thought leader, Yoga Studio Owner, Writer, and a sought after yoga teacher.  Not every week do i make progress on my goals and I don’t always accomplish everything I set out to do for the week.  Life problems tend to pop up and get in the way from time to time.  Moving towards these goals is slow and steady.  But I am patient and keep this vision at the center of my life.  

What are your goals? And do you have any desires that seem to be drifting away from you every year.  Write them down - share them - and works towards them.   Believe in yourself as others believe in you.