Maybe she feels like she’s moving ahead with her life whilst you’re a bit stagnant in yours? The importance of goal setting can’t be understated. Goals give your life focus, they help you to move in a positive direction, they help you to track your progress and they give you motivation. For example, you want to go on a big, overseas holiday, but you don’t think you can afford it. So you set a goal – “in twelve months time, I will book my dream holiday.” Then you set smaller goals to help you keep on track and work towards your goal. It might be things like making your lunch at home instead of buying it every day, setting a budget and sticking to it, setting up a savings account…sure you could do all these things any day you want, but if you have a set goal in mind, you will have more motivation to stick to your plan, you’ll be able to track how well you’re doing along the way and you’ll be rewarded at the end when you achieve your goal.