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Why Setting Goals is the Key to Success?

By Enio Sacilotto

This may sound amazingly simple, but setting goals is the most crucial thing that you can do if you want to achieve your goals! If you do not know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?

We all have dreams in our lives on things we want to achieve, but great things do not happen by accident. If we ignore setting goals, opportunities will pass us by, and we will end up with nothing.

Dreams and goals give us a life purpose, meaning and direction. To achieve great things, you must live your life with purpose and by paying attention to what you want.

Goal setting is like a GPS, you need to input your destination, then your path will be clear. If you get off track, the GPS will guide you back to the right path. Having clear goals works the same way as the GPS, when you get off track, your goals will help you get back on track.

As a young boy, I loved all sports, especially hockey. I loved to play, compete, and enjoyed the friendships that I built doing it. I had a dream of being a career hockey coach, and if it was not for goal setting and creating an action plan, I may have never had this opportunity.

Success does not happen by accident, ask any elite athlete or high achieving person, they consistently show determination, hard work, commitment, and perseverance towards their goals!

By not setting goals, you reduce your chances of success. Research shows that athletes that set goals and write their goals achieve 6 to 16% more than those that do not write their goals.

By writing your goals, you make them tangible and real. Once written, make it a routine and look at them every day, keep them in front of you. You will then believe in your goals, everything you do will be with a purpose and you will develop a “can do” attitude. Your reward will be a laser-sharp focus on what you want.

Sometimes dreams and goals do not always come true, but they are worth persevering, working and fighting for because you never know what can happen!

What are your dreams and goals? Have you written them down? Do you have an action plan?

If you want help with your goal setting attend our webinar next weekend on zoom, GOAL-SETTING – Creating Your Excellence Plan for 2021 – January 30, 2021, ON ZOOM

If you or your team want personal help, you can find out more right here:  One on One Mental Edge High Performance Training with Coach Enio

Enio Sacilotto is President of International Hockey Camps and operates the Mental Edge High-Performance Training. Enio has 38 years of coaching experience (professional hockey in Europe and the Victoria Royals (WHL)). Currently, he coaches the North West Hawks U15 and the Croatian National Men’s team. If you have questions or are interested in any of his services, contact Enio at or call 604 255 4747. Website: