The process of writing your goals helps you clarify what you desire to do, understand the importance of pursuing them and commit yourself to make them happen while giving you a clear vision of what it will take. Written goals help you to see where you are going, what changes you need to make and if you are progressing.
Having a definite target puts you in a position for success, specific goal does not take you in circles. You know exactly what you WANT to do and all that's left is to put plans of action in play to make it happen. Goals help you to create a road map for success to come and remember not to measure your level of success to others. Small goals lead to huge success...
Start small, today your goal may simply be to come up with the name to your business but remember the name is the first thing people hear/see and it's probably the most important decision you will make starting out. Small goal + thought + planning + effort = success!
Setting goals and accomplishing them requires a committed, concentrated and consistent work ethic to make your dreams a reality. That type of self-driven work will show you what you're capable of and whether or not you're really ready to work for your self by yourself.
Entrepreneurs have a serious grind period that requires so much personal time and can be overwhelming to some, but setting goals and giving yourself deadlines to accomplish them can calm the feeling of being overwhelmed and help you to tackle each goal with ease.
So if you don't already, get a pen and paper and write down those goals!