Goals are (very) important. After all, how will you know if you've gotten there if you haven't decided where you want to go in the first place?
It might be learning a new language, winning Olympic gold, moving to another country or marketing your home-made chilli sauce; it doesn't matter how big or small, how short or long term. Reflecting, writing it down, thinking it through and making a commitment isn't just a beneficial thing to do, it's utterly essential. I've written previously about taking a structured approach to goal setting. It can be tricky, and you'll need to re-visit your work regularly. But it's worth it.
To help, I've created this goal setting canvas that compliments Zig Ziglar's 7 steps. Have a try and let me know what you think. If you like it, pass it on.