How To Enjoy The Journey Of Achieving Your Goals
As you can see from the title, I’ve set myself a big writing challenge today!
Have you ever set a goal and felt disappointed because you didn’t achieve it? Or set a goal and felt out of alignment with it immediately – or felt bad even if you did achieve it? Or have you ever set a goal and felt like a fraud or laughed at yourself when you said it and said, no way?
My hand is up. I’ve done all of those at different times in my life – maybe more than once! Arrrgh!
In the past goal setting set me up for failure in one way or another, either because I didn’t achieve the goal or didn’t like myself while working towards the goal.
Wikipedia defines traditional goal setting. They say “Goal setting involves setting specific, measurable and time targeted objectives. On a personal level, setting goals is a process that allows people to specify, then work towards their own objectives – most commonly with financial or career-based goals.
Wikipedia goes on to say, “To be most effective goals should be tangible, specific, realistic and have a time targeted for completion.”
Excuse my yawn!
What Wikipedia says is however accurate with what I understand most goal setting to be. But I’m left asking, “Where’s the heart in it?”
In the past, when I set goals, I was always told to set tangible outcomes – what specifically by when. But I’m sorry, I got fed up with it. It was too mechanical, didn’t allow for flow, didn’t ignite my passion, and left me feeling set for failure.
The Magical Formula
A short time ago, two things fell into place. As a result, I’m now setting my goals in a very different manner.
And what’s happening is that my big dreams are moving closer to reality every day. This means that my small goals happen quicker. As these small goals happen quicker, something else happens that makes me more daring, which means I take bigger steps, which means my goal happens quicker.
Fantastic, isn’t it?
So I shared what was happening with a handful of clients who had a few things they wanted to achieve. I got them to enjoy the magical formula with me and guess what?
They saw a profound change in what occurred to them. Great things began to happen – quickly.
So this got me thinking, how can I help more people, do what I’m doing and start to have the results I’m having.
Now I’ll be honest, what I’m doing isn’t stuff you’ll see in the Secret. It’s also not lighting candles and hoping or chanting a mantra until you look like a Smurf, (though there’s nothing wrong with that if you like mantras and Smurfs!).
What I’m doing is effective, practical, and fun. So, do you want to know the formula so you can start achieving what you want?