Updated: Jan 17
The question is NOT "Are you worthy enough to reach your goals". The question IS "Are your goals worthy enough of you?" - Bob Proctor
I have soooo many ideas! Help!!
Yes, setting goals in every area of our lifes can be pretty overwhelming. When we have our ideas written down under each heading, we have to make sure we go over them and start evaluating them. Find the most important ones. Put them through a testing process that will reveal the "corner stone" or "needle mover" goals. What does that mean? Sometimes one goal can make the biggest difference, or achieving that one goal can make some of the other ones unnecessary.
I encourage you to disrupt your current reality; what can you do to make your goals bigger? Imagine you could do 5 times as much, 5 time bigger things than you do now. Excitement creates desire for more. Then, as you improve, revisit your goals.
Goals fall into different categories:
Mastery goals or process goals - These type of goals are directed towards skill development, self improvement.
Performance goals - These are all about demonstration of ability. Competence relative to others, refers more to ability, improvement.
Outcome goals - geared toward creation
Time bound - short or long term goals
Focus goals - big objectives, tend to be long term
Topic based - ie. financial, personal, etc. as we talked about earlier
These categories are not mutually exclusive, a topic based goal can be short or long term for example.
Our motivation to achieve our goals could stem from - striving for competence, a desire for success, or can be fear based, to avoid incompetence, fear of failure.
There are S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time bound) or
B.H.A.G (Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal)
Now, let's talk about why we want to do this to ourselves in the first place.
Have you heard of Maslow's Hierarchy (1943)? He came up with a piramid that stacks our human needs in order of necessity and evolution.
Level One ( on the very bottom ): Physiological needs: food, water, rest
Level Two: Safety needs: security, safety
Level Three: Belongingness and love: intimate relationship, friends
Level Four: Esteem needs: prestige and feeling of accomplishment
Self fulfillment needs
Level Five ( on the very top ): Self actualization: achieving one's full potential, including creative activities.
This concludes our lesson on goals and goal setting. I hope you learned something new.