Regardless of age, people need to set meaningful goals that they truly desire to accomplish. Goals may be as simple as washing dishes or as complex as learning a new language. However, the desire to accomplish the objective is the most significant factor in setting and achieving goals.
The Reason to Set Goals
Dissatisfaction is the only reason people set goals. People who are satisfied with their daily routines remain in their comfortable ruts until they retire. Perhaps that’s why 43 percent of American retirees had less than $10,000 in savings in 2010. According to CNNMoney.com, this represented an increase of 4 percent compared with 2009. Whatever the reason, setting long-term goals would increase the amount in savings at retirement.