Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement

December 19, 2018 by  
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Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement
This is the time of year when most people are looking forward to the new year and setting new goals. Some people vaguely remember the last year and look at the current state of their life. They know they have not achieved what they wanted to achieve. Their lives do not reflect any of the goals they wanted. I had lunch with a friend recently. As we sat down in the outside area of the cafe, she seemed to be a little under the weather. I asked if she wanted to sit inside. It was grey and threatening rain. I know, it sounds like I am about to say ” It was a dark and stormy night..”

I was a little cold and having just gotten over the flue and only able to talk above a whisper, I was not interested in getting sick again. But my friend insisted that the outside table was fine with her. I shrugged my shoulders and made a silent vow to order some hot decaf coffee! When I asked about her how things were going, she said things were not going well. She had not reached her planned goals, and now it’s a new year. She said felt like she was on some treadmill where she works and works and does not get anywhere. I told her I understood. I have been there. Back when I just focused on setting goals and then stared at the everyday.

Now, I work backward. I set the goal and then write the plan on how these goals are going to get done and then write the plan backward on a calendar as to when each thing gets done. That’s how I get a lot done.
It’s that easy. Also, I don’t have a goal list above five items. Most people have too many things on their list, and they can’t focus. They are so busy trying to go big or go home, all they do is go home empty-handed. You don’t need another goal-setting workshop; you need to learn goal achievement. You don’t need an accountability partner; you need a plan to follow and then follow it or not. Here is the thing: When you don’t follow the plan, it’s an easy test to find out that you really do not want that goal.

Maybe it is a goal your coach or family says you should be going after, but you do not feel the same way. Perhaps it’s a goal you do not want to pursue at this time. Everything does not have to happen right this second. Maybe you have changed your mind about something. You are allowed to change your mind. Either way, taking hours out of your schedule to talk about why you are NOT doing things, is losing hours when you could be getting things done. All the excuses you give come down to this. The bottom line is, if you consistently do not work on the goal, it’s not a goal you really want, and you should feel free to dump it and replace it with something you really do want. Of feel free to dump that goal and now you have more time and energy to work on the others. Don’t mistake being busy for being productive. If your business is stuck and you need practical business knowledge on how to expand or bring in critical funding, Then Let’s talk! I help Powerful Passionate Female Founders Get Funded http://www.MeetwithDrWright.com

Tim Ferris’s Pre Goal Setting Excercise

This is a very different method!
If you did this,let me know with a comment.

Goal Setting Investments

December 26, 2010 by  
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The goal setting process is about identifying what obstacles are between you and your goal and getting access to the resources needed to bypass those obstacles. Some of the resources we need to reach our goals are time, money, and energy. By focusing on how we can leverage our current time, money, and energy we can create more for when we need them most.

People usually talk about spending money at the store or spending time with their family. The spending mindset is all about the expense in terms of time, money, or energy. When people talk about investing they expect something in return over the long term, not just the momentary pleasure of eating, being entertained, or hanging out. The investment mindset is about the return in terms of time, energy, or money.

When people want to have more money they often start by eliminating excess spending. This is an attempt to reduce the expenses. The trouble with eliminating expenses is that there is a point where no more expenses can be eliminated. If we have a fixed income, there is only so much money we can keep even if we eliminate all our expenses.

The question you should be asking yourself when investing rather than spending is “what is my return on this investment?” Return is profit divided by investment. In other words return is how many more dollars do you get back for every dollar invested.

For example, if I invest $100 in a piece of art and am able to sell it for $100, my return is 0% — I only made back my one dollar for every one dollar I invested. If I am able to sell that piece of art for $150 I made a 50% return — I made back my original $100 plus fifty cents on each dollar I invested. If I decide that I need to be rid of this art piece because it is taking up too much space and I sell it for $50 I had a negative 50% return on that investment — my pay out was $50 less than the original $100 I invested.

Using the principle of return on investment let’s look at typical spending. If I spend $100 on a new TV and get $0 because of it, I have a return of negative 100% — I lost 100% of what I put in. The same applies to our time and energy. The time spent in front of that TV is generating me no pay out and therefore is a 100% loss of that time.

How is this different if rather than spending the time I choose to invest it? I invest the $100 and the several hours a day towards my goals. I may be able to turn that $100 into $200 or $1000. I may turn those few hours into weeks on the beach. I may even notice that my energy level is higher because I’ve invested in something meaningful to myself!

By focusing on investing our time, money, and energy into areas where we will see positive returns, such as our goals, we are able to leverage the original resources and the newly created resources. These resources can now be used to reach other goals more quickly and easily. By choosing to invest, rather than spend, our limited resources we are creating a positive spiral and making our lives match our dreams.

Visit http://SixStepsForChange.com for more on goal setting and more importantly, goal getting and find out how Native American wisdom, good business sense, and NLP are helping more people create the life of their dreams.

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