Is Goal-Setting or Action-Taking More Important?

Is Goal-Setting or Action-Taking More Important?

Let’s say you want to climb a mountain. You go out to a mountain range and start walking. You don’t have a map of the mountains, and you don’t know which mountain it is you want to climb.

It could be a pretty nice journey, and for those not sure about which mountain they want to climb, you could stumble upon a path you never knew existed.

However, some people know which mountain to climb. They’ve seen others take photos from the top, and they know it possible.

However, you need to be prepared for the mountain. You need a map in order to tell the mountains apart. And of course, there’s no sense in buying the map if you’re not going to put the work in and at least start walking. Sure you can know what mountain you want to climb, but you’re never going to get to the summit unless you climb.

So what’s more important: the map or climbing?

For people not knowing where they want to end up, the climbing is crucial. They need to get some experience first, after all. For those who know where they want to go, they need the map to stay on track, and to put the work in order to get to the top.

Let’s bring this beaten analogy down to earth, and give you what you came here for.

What’s more important: goals or action?

You need both of them to achieve the things that matter to you. If you don’t know what matters to you, then just start taking action. The answer depends on where you are in the process.

Take a step back and ask yourself what you need right now. Do you feel lost in the process, like you’re working hard but aren’t sure what for? Take some time to focus in on your goals. Are you set on where you want to go, but haven’t made any progress? Focus on what you can do to take more action and build better habits.

What’s more important: food or water? Sometimes you’re thirsty, sometimes you’re hungry. They both matter, but it’s extremely personal which is more important.

Don’t overthink it friends. Have those tough conversations with yourself, and figure out what you need right now.

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