YOU CAN SET GOALS
Here is a thought – it is better not to focus on your goals. When I was in my 20’s I was in an organisation with a brilliant personal development program and I needed it. The leaders at the time taught that I should set a goal, put a time frame on it and go for it. I failed miserably at this technique. How could I set a time frame on a goal if I had no clue how to get there?
But I worked in IT and we set goals all the time, only we called them projects. I also bought, renovated, and sold houses – projects. In these cases, my focus was on the Process, the path to the outcome, what I did each day. The time frames I set were not set in stone and varied with my available time and resources. Sometime the “goal” would change along the way as I learned more.
I recently read a blog post about people being demotivated once they started to set “goals” because they now had an expectation they didn’t think they could live up to. I think this is what happened to me. My goals now have a process that I enjoy doing.
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