The difference between “purpose” and “goal”


Do you know the difference between “purpose” and “goal”?

Perhaps many people do not understand the meaning and difference of each word.

Today, I would like to talk about the difference between “purpose” and “goal”.

Practicing today’s content will make it easier for you to achieve the future you want.
Please take a look to the end.

First, let’s look at the difference between “aim” and “goal”.

Purpose is
・The final destination you want to reach
・Mission to be accomplished
I’m talking about

A “goal” is the ultimate goal.

The point is to think long-term.

Goals are what you want to achieve in the long term, such as 1, 3, 5, or 10 years.

Although the level of abstraction is a little higher, the goals are things like “I want to make my family happy” and “I want to do something useful for society”.

A goal, on the other hand, is a means or a way to achieve an end.

It should be as specific and easy to quantify as possible.

For example, “I will save 〇〇 million yen by the end of 〇〇 in order not to make my family feel financially uneasy.”
“I will launch a company for XX business by XX, in order to do something useful for society.”
That’s what it means.

The point is to set goals in detail so that you can see what the current situation is.
It will be easier to understand, so it will be clear what to do now.

In addition, people who cannot maintain their motivation to achieve their goals may have a gap between their goals and their goals.

It is common to set a goal of “annual income of 10 million yen”, or to set it according to the surroundings.

If you set goals like that, you won’t feel the need to achieve them in the first place, so you won’t get serious about them. Of course, it will be difficult to achieve.

Therefore, goals should be purposeful.

When setting financial goals, ask yourself, “How do I want to live?” and “How much do I need to earn?”

Having said that, I was busy with my daily work and life.
It can be hard to find time to think about your goals.

However, it is very important to achieve the goal, so please make time to think about it.

That way, you’ll be able to achieve your goals without getting them mixed up, and you’ll also be able to achieve your long-term goals.