Listening to Your Emotions

People often fail to reach their goals because they ignore the emotional aspect of goal setting. Emotions affect every aspect of a person’s life. They influence health and factor into how well people perform at work. Feelings towards goals determine whether or not they are achieved. Feelings of obligation will only motivate someone so far. Goals need to be based on personal vision in order to be effective.



Vision statements allow people to create goals that relate to their convictions and emotions.

  • Recognize your values: Reflect on what you truly value and how these values will shape your future.
  • Consider your goals: What do you want your life to be like in the future?
  • Write it down: Draft a vision statement, and revisit occasionally to make any necessary adjustments.