Do you ever ask yourself what you are doing and where are you going? Or have you been asked by others:
The list can go on and on… I know I have heard these all my life. For me it’s difficult to answer because I have always enjoyed where I was at the time. Maybe because I look to be content no matter where I am, or to look at life as a journey, not a destination.
If you’re like me, you’re handling your career like Driving in the Fast Lane. I’m going no where special, but I’m getting there fast… But ask any expert and you’ll see they all agree on one thing…
Yep!!! You have to have Specific Written Goals.
“The greatest thing in life is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.” Oliver Wendall Holmes
“Before you can score, you must first have a goal.” Anonymous
“If you don’t know where you are going in life, you’re liable to wind up someplace else.” Yogi Berra
“Aim at nothing and you’ll probably hit it.” Anonymous
“I really don’t know what I want from life, but I’m pretty sure it ain’t what I’ve got.” Alfred E. Newman
After 32 years of business experience you’d think I would have lived what I learned more consistently. Well, you’re wrong. At times even the best Leaders out there are JUST LIKE YOU. That’s because you have the potential to be a Great Leader. Just take some of the simple advice of Great Leaders of the past.
Step 1 – Get a GOAL!
You’re probably telling yourself that you have tried to do this in the past and can’t seem to get it done. Check this out if you’re having trouble Getting Started.
Step 2 – Do Step 1 until you Get a Goal.
Here are some simple steps to help make your Goal Setting More Successful:
Well it’s been almost 6 months since our last post… Why? You ask?
That’s right, it wasn’t a Goal and it Fell off our Radar Screen since Life is Busy!!!
“There are Always REASONS for not meeting your Goals or Deadlines, just NO EXCUSE!!!”.
Today I created written goals and I’m off to my Destination again. Have you ever tried to Google Directions without putting in a Starting Address and Destination… you get my point.
If you need some help with writing your goals, let me suggest identifying these categories:
Keep in mind that you ‘Balance’ your goals across the 6 categories. The goals need to compliment each other not compete.
Like I said before, don’t worry about looking too far out. As you progress and meet your mini-goals, new opportunities will appear giving you many options to change your course; often options you didn’t know were possible.
So take an exit ramp, not for the purpose of quitting, but to redirect your direction to ‘Stay on Course’. Don’t just go through the motions and ‘Drive Along’. Plot your course and don’t miss your Exit Ramp.
You can Do it. You Are Born To WIN!