There’s Goals in them thar hills!
When I first learned of personal development and self-improvement, the company I worked for gave me an audio course on goals and goal setting. I dug into the material and began understanding the value of defining a goal, mapping out a plan for accomplishment, and getting into action.
The problem I encountered wasn’t really covered by the material though. I started out fine… lots of enthusiasm and excitement, but before long I felt deflated… stalled out.
I went to my supervisor and asked him what was wrong. His well-meaning response was to show me examples of other people in the company and their goal setting. So I took a look and talked to some them about their goals. Wow! They had some huge goals and I began to think that mine were simply not big enough to keep me motivated. And yes… I had goal envy.
Now armed with much bigger goals than I had before, I took off after my fortune. And just like before, I stalled. My momentum came to a standstill and all pursuit of the goals stopped.
“I must not be cut out for the great things that those goals would provide me.”
You can imagine how disappointed I was. You might have experienced the feelings yourself. Why couldn’t I maintain my desire and movement toward the goals? What I’ve learned since then is so fundamental to reaching goals, any goals, that you might miss it on the first pass.
There were two reasons for my inability to make my goals reality. I lacked purpose and belief. We cover both of those in the guide I created, as well as the other key components to setting good goals.
Notice I said “setting good goals,” not achieving. Most goal setting programs focus on how to structure or achieve you goals without giving any thought to the goal itself. Through my personal experiences and the benefit I’ve gained from working with thousands of others in pursuit of their goals, I’ve created a guide to show you how to identify a good goal before you begin to plan for its achievement. With a good goal in place, set for the right reasons, your accomplishment is virtually assured.
The primary steps in the guide are Vision, Purpose, Belief, and Action. This post and the comments section below are to create community around all of you that download the guide and are willing to share your experiences.
Help us all by telling us how the four elements outlined above work for you. Please leave your comments, questions, frustrations and celebrations. Your goals are not out of reach. You can make this happen.
Be your best,