Do you find that once you have set a goal, staying focused on it is the next stumbling block? I used to be like that. Then I realized that when I got clear on WHY my goals mattered to me, I was more likely to follow through on them. It also pays to keep your list of goals to a short number.
There are five key things you can focus on to supercharge your goals and help you see them through. Goal setting can work, if you learn to do it right!
I’m finishing up the first month of my sabbatical and I’ve intentionally not set any big goals or projects in front of me. The last thing I want to do is treat this break from work like I treat my work! So for the past month I’ve mostly chilled out. I did spend 10 days […]
Big planes take a lot of energy to get up in the air over short distances, relative to what takes to move fast at cruising altitude with a tailwind. Gaining ground on your goals is very similar. Getting started can take a huge amount of effort. Even more effort can be needed to make initial […]
Transforming your life does not require massive action or big goals. It requires steady and methodical progress. If you have set big and lofty goals for the new year, that is ok. Just remember that it is the daily actions that will slowly but inevitably create the big change you are looking for. Just like […]
The presence of a goal is more important than the substance of that goal. Goals drive focus and a heightened sense of awareness. They provide a context for cause and effect between your actions and outcomes. They start the process of moving toward something worthwhile. I’ve found that the presence of a goal will have […]
Sketch of the three key questions from my blog post yesterday about Jim Collins goal setting approach.
Why do the same old stuff this holiday weekend? Try something new..it might just be fun!
Here is a great article by Jim Collins, the author of numerous books like “Good to Great” and “Great by Choice” (which I am currently reading). Jim has a legendary work ethic and capacity to focus. He goes so far as to use a stopwatch to monitor and log the time he spends on creative […]
Over-thinking can at best tire you out and at worst can actually take the wind right out of your sails and stall any momentum you might have in moving toward a big goal. I like walking through the mall every now and then, not to buy stuff but just to people-watch. There are people who […]
I saw part of this passage as a preface to a strategy document I was reading at work today. The bold part really speaks to me. There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, […]
The most successful people I know don’t act like they are busy. They actually are incredibly busy by most people’s standards, they just don’t come off that way. When you talk with them you have their full attention. They listen to you. They walk in a quick but not hurried fashion. They speak clearly and […]