Goal setting often gets a bad rap as people have tired and been unsuccessful at setting goals. Do not despair. Try, try, try and try again. Each time you will develop a stronger discipline, focus and skills for goal success. Here are some roadblocks people run into with their goals and some solutions to try! Keep Charging!
I don’t want to set goals, but I like results. What should I do?
Often this is from a fear. Reality is in order to set a goal; you must decide what you want. Many people prefer to leave all the options open, picking nothing, and defaulting to “life” to pick their destiny for them. Whether you resist goal setting because of a fear of failure, success, pressure, or whatever the reason, the fact remains, you cannot arrive where you have not set out to go. People who set goals have something to attain; and often do. You cannot attain what you have not set. Do yourself a favor, evaluate where you want to end up, determine a viable course to get there, pick a focus and work toward it. You can always adjust or change if after several months doors are closing, but at least then you can disregard this option!
I have lots of ideas and goals, but I am overwhelmed where to start?
Often, goal setters can set too many goals. Three SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timed) goals are about the max a human brain can really focus on. I prefer to have ONE focus statement that combines several goals. For example,
1) Earn 5K a month by being disciplined and focused on money making activities.
2) Refine my skills (education) and processes to hold my clients more accountable to exceed goals.
3) Grow personally, more study time, expand family, eat better/work out, have an organized home.
I am energized to be a focused and disciplined IBO, earning 5K/mo. coaching and training ‘Movers and Shakers’ to exceed their goals, while living in integrity nurturing and advancing my faith, family, health and home….
Christy Geiger, Executive Business Coach & Trainer, Minneapolis, MN