Goal Setting

Last Week of the Year, Goal-Setting Re-visit:

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PART 1:“You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.” -Zig Ziglar
We often underestimate the power of goals.
Or more accurately, we lack the understanding of how they work.
Negation acknowledged* Goals don’t simply come through because we have them.
They requires decision, action, and consistency.
That said, decision, action, and consistency require direction to be effective.
Working hard can get us very far, or simply tired, trudging aimlessly through the world.
Goals are the direction. They give us a bearing.
Then we can put in the work to move toward the place we’re looking to go.What is your bearing? Your current trajectory?
Are you moving toward something, or just moving?
Use this week to get a direction.
Where do you want to be a year from now? Five years from now? Ten years from now?
Write! It! Down!
Set your path and get ready to do the work.

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PART 2:
What’s the worst that could happen? Seriously?
It’s a huge advantage to prepare for struggles and acknowledge the rough patches ahead.
We tend to get very excited about goals, and often overlook the inevitable struggles.
It’s really powerful to lay out potential issues and road bumps, then prepare for them.
What could go wrong? Where may it falter? Who and what may create resistance?
When I encounter these, what is my plan to overcome or work through them?
Ask these questions for every goal you lay out this year you’re way more likely to follow through.

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PART 3:
“Success is the product of daily habits-not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.” – James Clear
Hitting goals requires action. Work.
Burn out can often be caused by attempting to do too much, too fast.
This style rarely brings long-term success or satisfaction.
Big goals require longevity. Consistency.
Making small, consistent moves, over long periods of time reaps huge rewards.
Ask yourself:
What is the first step I can take now, towards my goal?
What small, daily or weekly habit can I establish to meaningfully progress towards my goal?
What am I going to do in the next two weeks to move towards my goal?
Create action. Repeatable, meaningful action. Lay it out.
Write. It. Down.

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Go forth, make some goals, and be awesome! 😎

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