By anjanatejaswi on Mon, 17 June 2013 at 12:08 IST


Goal, is where it all begins. Goal can be defined shortly as - The result or achievement towards which the effort is directed. Every individual should have a goal. Deciding what you really want to do is crucial to the Success, Achievement and Happiness. A Life without aim is like is like a life without purpose and meaning. Meaning gives the direction. Direction gives the hope of arrival at the destination. But, if we are at crossroads and do not know where to go ,one may reach any destination least expected to reach. Hence, having a goal is necessary. After all your today's dream is shadow of tomorrow's reality.

It is said that "An idle brain is devil's workshop. Without having any goal in routine life, people perish. Its not speaking about physical death but the death of the soul without a vision. Life becomes dull and boring. People loose joy and passion for life and slip down slowly into simply breathing and existing and not living really. Such situations truly become gloomy. In order to avoid such cases, some goals must be aimed by everyone. Having a target keeps the person busy and occupied in the work. It forces the brain to remain active always which is beneficial for physical as well as mental health. Thus, goals are important in everyone's life.

Now, let us come to the point how should one decide his/her goal. God gives us some talents and qualities but some of them have to be developed through our own efforts. Self evaluation enables us to know our limitation and discover our own existing potentials. Direct your eye inwards and select a goal for yourself. Remember, your goal should be measurable. It should be specific, achievable, relevant in nature. Seek not to find who you are, but determine who you want to be, by having a goal in the mind. Stop looking for the purpose why you are here. Create it, by having a clear idea of your goal.
Goals may be of either type. It could be either short term or long term. Best goals are those that makes you feel happy and en lighted, when you think of achieving it. After the goal has been targeted the following few points would help you to bring you close towards your aspirations.

1.SINCERE & SMART WORK: One has no right to be happy without producing it. With commitment do the necessary work to bring the desired results. You should strive hard to achieve the aim.

2.VISUALIZE VICTORY: By mentally rehearsing the accomplishment of goals, keep visualizing the victory.

3. FOCUS: Focus all the energy and attention towards the goal.

Always remind, we have to pay the price always if we wish to alter our destiny. There is no other substitute. So set a goal and gear up yourself to reach it soon. All the best to you my dear readers!!

Final year engg student of Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology