Have your goals failed before you got started? Fear kills dreams before they begin. Can you find the time? Is your attention, energy, and focus tied up with too many goals. In the book Unstoppable, Cynthia Kersey found that only 3% of people have goals and 1% write them down. There are countless reasons why someone fails to meet their objectives in life.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas Edison
Goal setting is not like throwing darts. You do not step up to the line, give the target a quick look, and hope for the best. Goal setting is a process of anticipating, thinking and synchronizing.
Benefits of Goal Setting
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about a Woodrow Wilson quote.
“I would rather temporarily fail with a cause that will ultimately succeed than to temporarily succeed with a cause that will ultimately fail.”
At first, I thought, of course, everyone wants to succeed in the end if it means paying your dues in the beginning. Then it began to occupy my mind a little longer. Continue reading
Do you feel like you have an obligation to give feedback? Is one of your core values “I care. Therefore, I criticize.” I bet when you are being told to do something differently the first thing you hear is the criticism isn’t it. I give feedback all the time, but it is because I care and I’m sure you do as well. Would you rather that no one cared? This is exactly why I can handle your feedback because I know you care.
In 1922, Henry Ford released My Life And Work. In the introduction of the book, he discusses four principles of service that his institution provides. Ford explains how these principles were created, developed and applied in the next 19 chapters of the book.
An important tool that everyone needs to become successful is a blueprint or a plan. You could call this a diagram, schematic, or instruction manual. This outline helps you get from where you are to where you want to be. The coach helps you with this by first listening and then creating a conversation that gets you from A to B.