I heard an interesting statement at a conference I attended recently:
“In order to succeed, you need to define success as a goal”.
Now we all know that those who define their goals are more likely to succeed and earn more, than those who don’t.
Simple, it comes down to Focus and Context.
Next time you’re presented with an opportunity, or asked to help with a project, ask yourself – will this help me achieve my goal? Everything we need to do needs to relate to the goal, it’s about the focus and getting that right.
So what stops most people from reaching their goals?
Often it’s lack of desire, after all desire equals effort.
As I once heard the “harder you work, the luckier you get”.
Then there is the famous I can’t, which really means I don’t have a desire to do it. When we think about it, it’s not that we can’t it’s just that either, we don’t have the knowledge, skills, tools or desire.
So when thinking about setting goals, it’s about setting the right goal, often making goals to address the negatives, and there is no point setting goals that you know deep down are not going to work for you, so be realistic, but stretch just a little, you never know you just might hit that target!