Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia describes a goal as a “projected computation of affairs that a person or a system plans or intends to achieve—a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development”.
Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines. It is similar to purpose of aim, the anticipated result which guides reaction, or an end, which is an object (either physical or abstract) that has intrinsic value.
Though the importance of goal can never be overemphasized, still it’s unfortunate to know that there are still a substantial percentage of people living without goals.
Pastor Bose mentioned that she used to live without goals because nobody taught her the importance of having and setting goals, talk less of having plans of attaining those goals.
Goals give us direction in life. We become focused when we have a goal and more focused when we have a plan of attaining the goal and we stick to it. God has blessed all humans with the very important organ – the brain. The brain, if activated and put to proper use, is capable of working out goals and also coming up with concrete plans of attaining them.
Going for goals means setting out definite goals and at the same time working hard on plans to attain them – doing ones’ best in sticking to the plans.
Pastor Bose encouraged all the members to have goals for at least five areas of their lives. We must evaluate all areas of our lives to get the best from all these areas.
Asking crucial questions will help us with our goal setting and developing critical thinking style helps us come up with workable plans of attaining our goals.
May this challenge us to get the best in 2011 – through setting tangible goals and working on plans of attaining the goals daily.
Go for Goals!
Compiled by Umoh, E.T.
Edited by Tunde Okedeyi
From a service of the Embassy of God English church on January 9, 2011
The services are held in Conference Hall of Tourist Hotel, 2 R. Okipnoi St., Kyiv, at 10 am on Sundays except the 1st Sunday of every month.