Last post we explored some interesting question about goal setting. I hope you really gave them some serious thought. Let’s look deeper...
The thing that really determines what kind of goals you set is usually your vision. (Exceptions are when you are setting goals with someone else and set ones that will make them happy. They aren’t the goals you would normally set with the vision you possess.)
So if you have a bold vision, the bold goal will seem believable to you. If you don’t, it won’t. It’s just that simple. So as to whether you achieve a goal you don’t really believe – I don’t think so. Once in a while circumstances will conspire to drag you over the finish line. But almost all the time, you need a strong belief in a goal to have a real chance of achieving it.
A goal has to be exciting and challenging to you, if you expect it to motivate you to action. Yes it is true that if your goal is to make it till Friday without getting fired, you’ll probably make it. (At least for a while.) But if you want goals that compel you to act, you need to set challenging ones with high rewards.
Next post I want to go deeper into the role vision plays in your goals – and why having a strong vision isn’t enough to reach your goals. Thoughts?