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Top 75 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

Top 75 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

Since Halloween is around the corner, here are some creative costume ideas for the whole family.

Tiny Tots

Need costume ideas for your little ones? Here are some creations that are more cute than creepy!

1. Audry Hepburn, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

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    Because every girl likes diamonds, no matter what age!

    2. Burrito Baby

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      Chipotle’s menu just got a lot cuter!

      3. Smurfs

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        Blue never goes out of style!

        4. Biker Baby

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          You can never go wrong with drawing facial hair and tattoos on babies.

          5. Albert Einstein

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            Baby Einstein has got nothing on this!

            6. Little Old Lady

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              Does your little one still need help walking? Work in a walker into their costume.

              7. Edward Scissorhands

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                Someone’s ready to shape some shrubbery.

                8. Dwight Schrute from “The Office”

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                  Some beets would make this costume!

                  9. Headless Boy

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                    Adding a candy bag inside and telling people to put the candy in the neck opening would cause this costume to be even more unforgettable.

                    10. Harry Potter and Fluffy

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                      Does the leash law apply to all three heads?

                      11. Gandhi

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                        Baby wisdom is the best! If only he could talk!

                        12. Baby Carl Fredricksen

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                          Any costume that incorporates balloons automatically makes you the coolest guy at the party. Just don’t add too many!

                          13. Eggs and Bacon

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                            Who doesn’t want to start their morning sunny side up?

                            14. Raggedy Ann

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                              Red heads just have more fun!

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                              15. Wilson from Castaway

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                                If Wilson was originally this cute, no one would ever allow him to float away.

                                For The One-Man Show

                                Do you want to make a strong solo statement? Then consider these suggestions.

                                1. Corpse Bride

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                                  Beauty and horror have never looked better!

                                  2. The Joker

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                                    The joker is both timeless and terrifying. And what guy doesn’t want to wear smeared lipstick?

                                    3. Question Man

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                                      Do you have trouble deciding what to be for Halloween? Maybe it’s time to just embrace that!

                                      4. Dr. Who

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                                        Becoming a timeless time lord is as simple as putting on a brown pin-stripped suit and glasses. Don’t forget your sonic screwdriver!

                                        5. Loofah

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                                          This is most likely the cleanest costume you will encounter.

                                          6. Despicable Me Minion

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                                            Everyone loves a minion! And the best part is that no one expects you to be articulate!

                                            7. Napoleon Dynamite

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                                              Embrace your inner listless teen. Just don’t crack a smile!

                                              8. Sheldon

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                                                Do you already know everything? Then choose a costume that allows you to call other people idiots and still stay in character.

                                                9. Jellyfish

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                                                  With this costume, you can’t wait for the sun to set to show off your iridescent style.

                                                  10. 50 Shades of Grey

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                                                    A trip to the hardware store for paint samples is all that’s needed for a literal interpretation of this steamy novel.

                                                    11. Firefox

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                                                      This is a great dual-purpose costume. Everyone wants to know, “What does the fox say?” If you hold onto the globe, your the Mozilla Firefox. If you drop the ball, you’re still a fox.

                                                      12. Grumpy Cat

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                                                        Can your grumpy face rival Grumpy Cat? Add some makeup and practice your pout.

                                                        13. Zombie Stormtrooper

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                                                          Star Wars meets Walking Dead is so crazy, it just might work!

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                                                          14. Head in a Box

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                                                            Don’t lose your head! And always remember to take it home at the end of the night.

                                                            15. Low Resolution Girl

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                                                              You don’t need to refocus your eyes, or upgrade your processing speed, as this picture doesn’t need to be adjusted.

                                                              Parents and Progeny

                                                              Because you still want to bring out your inner kid!

                                                              1. Wrecking Ball

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                                                                Celebrate that bump! You may not want to let your child know years later that he was once a wrecking ball for Halloween. But, you will certainly have the most interesting look at any party.

                                                                2. Surfer Dad with Shark

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                                                                  If all the sharks were this cute, more people would surf!

                                                                  3. Beetlejuice Family

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                                                                    Family pictures never looked so horrifying.

                                                                    4. Chefs with Lobster

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                                                                      Cutest dish ever!

                                                                      5. Nesting Dolls

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                                                                        If you have lots of women of different ages and heights in your family, then this is a great group costume.

                                                                        6. Little Shop of Horrors

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                                                                          Grab the Round-Up!

                                                                          7. Labyrinth

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                                                                            Who doesn’t love a little Bowie?

                                                                            8. Alien Baby

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                                                                              This kid is in a huge hurry to go trick or treating!

                                                                              9. You’re the Treat

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                                                                                If you want kids to run away screaming, then this is your costume! And, it’s as simple as a t-shirt.

                                                                                10. The Incredibles

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                                                                                  Do you think your clan is the most incredible group of people on the planet? Then this super family fits!

                                                                                  11. Spider and Web

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                                                                                    Along came a spider, and it was adorable!

                                                                                    12. Addams Family

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                                                                                      Borrow a friendly Puli puppy to play Cousin Itt and complete the family.

                                                                                      13. Alice in Wonderland

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                                                                                        Even if the white rabbit is late, he’s so cute, no one will care!

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                                                                                        14. Lord of the Rings

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                                                                                          These hobbit “prisoners” don’t seem to be in too much trouble.

                                                                                          15. Farm Family

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                                                                                            Farming may make a comeback if the result is livestock as sweet as these two.

                                                                                            Dynamic Duos

                                                                                            Because two is always better than one.

                                                                                            1. Buttercup and the Dread Pirate Roberts

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                                                                                              Because every girl wants her man to say, “As you wish!” all the time.

                                                                                              2. Avatar Couple

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                                                                                                With that much blue, everyone else will “see you” too!

                                                                                                3. Lightening Love

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                                                                                                  Love struck takes on a whole new meaning with this costume idea.

                                                                                                  4. Google Maps

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                                                                                                    Going from point A to point B just got a lot more hip.

                                                                                                    5. French Chef and a Croquembouche

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                                                                                                      You always knew you were his tasty dish, but this look takes it to a whole new level.

                                                                                                      6. Wall E and Eve

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                                                                                                        It seems that if you’re a human or robot, opposites still attract.

                                                                                                        7. Dumb and Dumber

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                                                                                                          This is your chance to wear the ugliest tux you can find and crash a party. Just don’t forget to drive up on the scooter!

                                                                                                          8. YouTube Player Costume

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                                                                                                            Ever feel like your life is a movie? This costume lets you live that theme. You can also write your wish for how the evening will go, and see what happens!

                                                                                                            9. Autopsy Gone Wrong

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                                                                                                              You can have a costume and an anatomy lesson all in one.

                                                                                                              10. Khaleesi and Drogo

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                                                                                                                The Mother of Dragons always makes a powerful statement wherever she goes.

                                                                                                                11. Mr. and Mrs. Packman

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                                                                                                                  Relive this vintage game by going out as this classic couple.

                                                                                                                  12. Tooth and Fairy

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                                                                                                                    Every girl likes to dress up like a fairy; and what guy doesn’t like to wear a crown? This costume makes everyone happy!

                                                                                                                    13. Ken and Barbie

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                                                                                                                      You may have to step out of the box to bust a move; but as long as you stay in, your hair will always be in mint condition.

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                                                                                                                      14. Flower and Bee

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                                                                                                                        What better pairing is there than a flower and a bee?

                                                                                                                        15. Shrek and Fiona

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                                                                                                                          Fairy tales are made to be messed with, and Shrek and Fiona are the ultimate not-so-fairy-tale couple. They prove that you can still live happily ever after, even if you’re green and live in a swamp.

                                                                                                                          Partners in Crime

                                                                                                                          Do you have a fun group hitting the town on Halloween? Get together and find a costume connection.

                                                                                                                          1. Go Greyscale

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                                                                                                                            Your friends will do a double take when you show up in gray-scale mode.

                                                                                                                            2. Lego Men

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                                                                                                                              You can’t go wrong with a group of Lego guys!

                                                                                                                              3. Trophy

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                                                                                                                                Feeling athletic? You and your friends can become a walking trophy case by striking a pose with some gold paint.

                                                                                                                                4. Tetras

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                                                                                                                                  If your group friendship is a perfect fit, why not celebrate that?

                                                                                                                                  5. Toy Soldier Troop

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                                                                                                                                    Got a group of guys? Grab the green and the guns and go!

                                                                                                                                    6. Peanuts Gang

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                                                                                                                                      If you’re dressed as Snoopy and Woodstock, don’t forget to bring your dance moves and the Peanuts theme song to the party.

                                                                                                                                      7. Ninja Turtles

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                                                                                                                                        When four friends dress up as green ninja reptiles, you could be the heroes in a half shell for the evening.

                                                                                                                                        8. Blue Man Group

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                                                                                                                                          Blue and bald never looked so good!

                                                                                                                                          9. Roller Coaster

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                                                                                                                                            This costume idea is guaranteed to set your evening up for a wild ride.

                                                                                                                                            10. Hocus Pocus

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                                                                                                                                              With this group theme, you and two friends will be the hippest witches on the block.

                                                                                                                                              11. Flintstones

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                                                                                                                                                Dress up your dog as Dino, and you’re ready to hit the streets.

                                                                                                                                                12. Umpa Lumpas

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                                                                                                                                                  Green hair and orange face paint becomes cooler in numbers.

                                                                                                                                                  13. Angry Birds

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                                                                                                                                                    Want to have a group egg fight? At least with this look you can stay in character.

                                                                                                                                                    14. Taco Bell Sauces

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                                                                                                                                                      The only thing spicier than this costume concept is the saucy sayings.

                                                                                                                                                      15. M&Ms

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                                                                                                                                                        This group looks good enough to eat!

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                                                                                                                                                        8 Reasons Why Goal Setting Is Important to a Fulfilling Life

                                                                                                                                                        8 Reasons Why Goal Setting Is Important to a Fulfilling Life

                                                                                                                                                        The importance of effective goal setting cannot be overstated on our personal journeys towards success. This is why there are countless articles out there on how to set your own SMART goals and even why it’s a skill commonly taught to a small degree in classrooms.

                                                                                                                                                        Learning the importance of goal setting and the benefits of sticking to those goals can be the defining factor determining whether we truly embrace the importance of goal setting. The more willing we are to embrace this method, the more likely we become to reach our personal definitions of personal and professional success.

                                                                                                                                                        Thus, today’s article is going to walk you through some of the benefits you’ll see from learning to set goals for yourself and answer the question, “why is goal setting important?”

                                                                                                                                                        1. Goals Guide and Align Our Focus

                                                                                                                                                        It’s hard to get to where you want to be in life if you don’t know what you’re aiming for. Some people believe avoiding goals means living a more care-free life. How many times have you heard the phrase “If I have no expectations, then I can’t be disappointed”?

                                                                                                                                                        But is that really what our lives have come to? Living just to avoid disappointment? It doesn’t seem like an overly optimistic view in my opinion. And since you’re reading this article, I’m willing to bet that you agree with me.

                                                                                                                                                        Without goals, we lack a degree of direction and focus. Sure you may be able to avoid disappointment, but just avoiding disappointment doesn’t mean you are necessarily happy.

                                                                                                                                                        Without goals, we will pointlessly waste our time, energy, and efforts. Listen to anybody who is the top of their field and they’ll tell you something like this,

                                                                                                                                                        “Yes talent is important, but often your success depends much more on what you decide to do with that talent.”

                                                                                                                                                        And what you will do with your talent largely depends on your focus.

                                                                                                                                                        Your goals give you direction. Your goals give you something to shoot for. This direction and target you create in your mind will help you to progress towards your main life goals rather than simply wander around aimlessly. These goals will help you align your actions and behaviors as you continue moving forward.

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                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Because it gives you direction, alignment, and purpose!

                                                                                                                                                        2. Goals Help You Avoid ‘Shiny Object Syndrome’

                                                                                                                                                        Basically, shiny object syndrome is always being in pursuit of the next big thing, constantly switching your goals based on what you feel is most fun and interesting at the given moment, but never actually giving yourself time to accomplish any of those goals.

                                                                                                                                                        You don’t get anywhere because you continually change the direction you are heading in. This is one of the consequences that may result if you decide to live a life without goals.

                                                                                                                                                        Your goals can sometimes help you to create mental barriers, or blinders, that help you to remain focused on what you think is important and avoid the things that are second priority. When you outline goals for yourself, you are better able to avoid things that distract you from achieving and accomplishing those goals.

                                                                                                                                                        Setting goals helps you to step around the other shiny objects because you’ve taken the time to make some mental notes that remind you what it is that you want from your life. Your goals act as subconscious deterrents to anything less than your main priorities. This is what helps you to reach your personal definition of success.

                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Because not only do goals tell you what you want from life, but they also help you realize what you need to give up and avoid to achieve that.

                                                                                                                                                        3. Goals Turn Our Largest Goals into Manageable Steps

                                                                                                                                                        A lot of us have big hopes and dreams. It’s one of the things that make our lives exciting!

                                                                                                                                                        But a lot of us never take the time to figure out how we can effectively get from point A to point B. So, sadly, we never fully achieve those goals. We look at our dreams and convince ourselves that only a select few people ever achieve them, so we write ourselves off as people not meant to reach that level of success. Looking at the end product of a goal can be intimidating, daunting, and discourage us from even pursuing them.

                                                                                                                                                        Thankfully, goal setting helps us break large intimidating goals into smaller ones. These small steps and more achievable goals will help us to build momentum and will encourage us to keep working towards the next phase of our goal. The form the foundation from which we can begin building the life that we truly hope to have for ourselves, our families, and may even for our communities depending on how big your goals are!

                                                                                                                                                        Whenever I get talking about this aspect of goal setting, I can’t help but think about the mountain climbing analogy, and that the easiest way to climb a mountain is simply step by step.

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                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Goal setting gives you a list of manageable steps that you can take in order to take your life from where it is now to where you want it to go both effectively and efficiently.

                                                                                                                                                        4. Goals Encourage You to Take Action

                                                                                                                                                        This builds on the last benefit of goal setting. Not only does effective goal setting help you break down your larger goals into smaller, more manageable ones, but it also encourages you to actually begin taking action on those goals. After all, a plan is completely worthless if you aren’t willing to invest the effort required to execute it.

                                                                                                                                                        Setting your goals and putting your plan in place motivates you to begin taking action towards achieving them. These goals give you something to plan and work towards. Essentially, they help propel you forward.

                                                                                                                                                        What I like to do is write out and place my goals somewhere that I’ll regularly see them. This constantly serves as a reminder of my top priorities. It allows me to focus on taking small progressive actions towards achieving these goals daily.

                                                                                                                                                        This ensures that I don’t fall into the trap of setting a goal, beginning to work towards it for a while, but then having my motivation fade resulting in me falling off track. This is exactly what many people see happen when it comes to their “New Year’s Resolutions.”

                                                                                                                                                        If you want to learn about how to take action towards achieving your goal, here’s how: How To Take Action Towards Your Goals Right Now

                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Because goal setting actually motivates you to stop thinking about your goals and actually get out there and achieve them!

                                                                                                                                                        5. Goal Setting Helps You Continually Improve

                                                                                                                                                        This is something that a lot of personal development and self-improvement writers talk about, continual improvement. For those of you who are not aware of the term, continual improvement is exactly what it sounds like — taking small steps towards improvement as frequently as you can to develop into the person you want to become.

                                                                                                                                                        What’s the point in improving a little bit each day if you’re not improving in the areas that you want to improve in after all?

                                                                                                                                                        The goals that you define for yourself will inevitably shape you into the person who you want to become. They’ll shape your character. Your goals can help you measure your progress as you strive for this type of development.

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                                                                                                                                                        Essentially, having goals helps you determine where you started, where you are now, and how much further you need to go. In this manner, your goal setting can serve as milestones and benchmarks that help you determine how well you’re progressing towards your most important goals!

                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Goal setting helps you make improvements each day that will slowly transition you into the person you want to become.

                                                                                                                                                        6. Goal Setting Keeps You Accountable

                                                                                                                                                        Not only does setting goals help you measure your progress, but it also is a means through which you can keep yourself accountable. Too many goals fail because they lack this crucial aspect of outlining accountability.

                                                                                                                                                        For example, if I have the goal to do 50 push-ups, that’s great. Most people would support that goal. However, this goal lacks accountability. When do I want to accomplish this goal by and what steps do I take to get there? These are important questions that the original goal leaves unanswered.

                                                                                                                                                        A much more descriptive and specific goal could be to do 50 push-ups within the next 3 months by starting at 5 push-ups, and then adding 5 each week. This goal outlines the deadline as well as the steps I’m going to take to achieve it. This plan will keep me accountable because if I fail to retain my progression schedule, I will know that I’m not going to achieve the goal on time.

                                                                                                                                                        Additionally, it can serve as a marker helping to signify when something is impeding my progress that I may not have initially accounted for. This tells me that I need to re-evaluate what I’m doing and figure out what adjustments I can make to facilitate my success.

                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Setting goals is key to keeping ourselves accountable and on-track towards accomplishing our goals according to the schedules and deadlines we set for ourselves.

                                                                                                                                                        7. Goals Make You Feel Good

                                                                                                                                                        Trust me, the progress you feel as you set and achieve goals can become super motivating and super addicting (in a good way)! The dopamine release you get from achieving your goals is like a little reward for our brains that continually motivates us to try and hit that next goal!

                                                                                                                                                        Having some clearly defined goals will help you to feel better about yourself and your life in general, especially when you stick to those goals, actively work towards achieving them, and end up accomplishing and surpassing your initial expectations. I’m not the oldest book on the shelf myself, but I can attest that there are not many feelings quite like the one you experience when you truly get on a roll!

                                                                                                                                                        Additionally, our goals give us an endpoint to shoot for. Rather than progress for progress’s sake, you can actually see where you’re heading! That’s so much more rewarding. Think about a long car trip as a kid. You ask “if you’re there yet?” ever 20 minutes. It seems like the drive drags on forever.

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                                                                                                                                                        If you don’t know where you’re going, you risk the journey becoming tedious. It doesn’t tend to be much fun wandering around aimlessly. Goals make us feel good about where we’re directing ourselves.

                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Because setting goals and accomplishing them plain and simply make us feel better about ourselves and our lives!

                                                                                                                                                        8. Goals Help You Live Your Best Life

                                                                                                                                                        I’ve talked a lot in this article about how goal setting helps us progress towards our top priorities and live the way we truly want to live. So I think it’s fit to end the article with this goal because, in the end, I feel it’s the most important one.

                                                                                                                                                        Setting your goals and clearly defining what they mean to you will help you live a life that is tailored to your beliefs and values. Your life will become directed towards the things that you most want to achieve.

                                                                                                                                                        Life is a tricky game and only in very rare circumstances are things handed to us on a silver platter. Often it takes a great degree of work, planning, and effortful execution of both.

                                                                                                                                                        There is no point clinging on to things in your life if they don’t bring you happiness or help you accomplish something that, in some way, aligns with your goals.

                                                                                                                                                        Simply put, setting goals helps us live a life that allows us to pursue the challenges and rewards that we truly want to achieve.

                                                                                                                                                        So, why is goal setting important? Because our time is always limited, and setting clearly defined goals can help ensure that you make the most of your life and live to the fullest! Find out more here: How to Use SMART Goal to Become Highly Successful in Life

                                                                                                                                                        Final Thoughts

                                                                                                                                                        These are just a few of the benefits of goal setting that outline why it truly is so important. If you take a moment or two, I bet that you can even think of a few more benefits yourself that you could add to this list.

                                                                                                                                                        If I could leave you with something, it would be this:

                                                                                                                                                        Goal setting has the potential to take us to some amazing places in life because we all have talent and ambitions. To achieve your biggest dreams, you need to be willing to sit down and create a life design uniquely tailored to you that will help you achieve them!

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