YOU CAN SET GOALS
I read an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review about whether goals and their steps to attainment should be flexible or rigid. What is your opinion? Take this 10s survey.
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John – “People see an expensive car pull up outside a fancy restaurant.
The unenlightened might say, ‘Well, look at that show off. He is probably
a drug dealer.’ The enlightened might say, ‘Well look at that, I wonder
what he does for a living to be so successful. I wonder if I could do that.’”
“Goal setting is not a mechanical process. It is training your
subconscious to enjoy defining and achieving goals.”
“You are never too old to set another goal or to
dream a new dream.”
C. S. Lewis – British Novelist, Poet, Academic, 1898-1963
Many people have been exposed to goal setting through the SMART methodology. Equally, many fail to set goals, or fail to achieve them. SMART may not be so smart. Let me give you three useful goal setting snippets.
Goal setting must be tailored for your strengths and weaknesses, and for the particular circumstances. Consider this: you have something you want, you have defined it to a point, but you do not have a firm plan to get there. Is this a goal? Under the SMART system it is not. In fact, it is what I call a Discovery Goal; one where you take actions to both prepare for an opportunity to achieve the goal, and to better define it. A discovery goal took me from career IT to my passion for property development, and making $500k in one year.
Another common myth is that you should announce your goals to the world, to keep you accountable. There is a time when you do this as it will engender support from others to join you on your journey, however, goals in their infancy are fragile and need a chance to grow and develop before being exposed to the big, bad world.
What is the most useful tool you have for goal achievement? This is the third snippet - it is your subconscious. How often have you driven home and realised that you have no idea about the trip, even whether all of the lights were green. They were. Your subconscious drove you home as you trained it to. Programming your subconscious through goal and path visualisation enables it to steer you towards opportunities and away from distractions (you know, when you get the niggling feeling you should get up and do that task you've been putting off).
Chris Christoff, Project Manager, Property Developer and Author of Goal Setting For People Who Can't set Goals
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