Why everything you know about goal setting is wrong.
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Are you struggling to reach the goals you set for yourself?
The easy explanation is that it’s because of bad luck or because of a lack of commitment or any external circumstances.
But has it occurred to you that you are unable to reach your goals simply because you are going at it the wrong way?
Indeed, there is a crucial mistake that most people make when it comes to goal setting that sets them up for failure even before getting started…
Today, we are going to discuss what it is, and more importantly, what you should do instead.
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I was chatting with my girlfriend and we were talking about goal setting. And it was really interesting and this is what I want to talk to you about today.
OK, so basically the concept is you're going to have a goal. And then the steps that you're going to take to get there and then how long before you reach the goal and all that kind of stuff. You need to have, like, medium term and long term goals and stuff, you know.
So my girlfriend, she had a few goals and she ended up with this big, massive list. The thing is that she has a hard time coping with some of the goals that she set because she's on track for some of them, but not others.
So we were talking and I was trying not to give a solution, which was I said, look, you want my opinion? OK, so here's the thing.
If you put too many goals and you don't do it the right way, then you're going to be overwhelmed. Right. And if you're overwhelmed, then it will cause paralysis. It becomes this huge, insurmountable task.
It's very easy if when people ask you to write down your goals and stuff, they don't give you the right instructions, then you can very well end up in that situation.
So I asked her, I said, look, do you look for any correlation between these goals? Or do you just have to go and write every single goal that you have and stuff? And she told me no.
Why everything you know about goal setting is wrong
And I was like, well, if you put it like this, it is overwhelming who's going to do that? Nobody is going to do that. But if you look for the correlation between all these goals, right. It will actually make things easier. All right.
I am a big fan of mind maps because they show you the correlation between elements. And it actually functions just like your brain will function. I guess that's how they’re developed.
So here in this case she wants to remodel the whole house and have a dream kitchen and stuff. And be able to increase the revenue of her company. So don't you think that some elements can trigger the other ones?
So if I manage to increase the revenue of my company, what does that mean? For me? It means that I have more disposable income. Then I can put in my kitchen and buy a new car and remodel the whole thing.
So instead of chasing five goals, because that's what people tell you to do, you just have to focus on the first one, which is to increase the revenue of the company from there.
If you look at things this way, it will make your life 100 times easier than having to chase your three hundred goals at the same time.
So if you guys have been writing your goals, are you actually linking those goals? Are you making some sort of mind map for this?