Great having you here.
Just to be sure we’re on the same page, this is the continuation of another post I wrote about why we sometimes don’t achieve our goals. It’s called “Why We Sometimes Don’t Achieve Our Goals and How the Pros Do.”
If you haven’t read that, I think it will help to read it first before reading this one. It’s up to you.
Now, I really, really don’t mean to sound arrogant (specially because so many great people have been writing about goals for centuries(, but I think that post in itself contains some really good stuff, so…
Because there is a very important point that I left out in it! (Not intentionally, by the way.).
What is that point?
Glad you asked.
I’ve learned that having goals that are:
…is not enough.
For most of us…
And, I don’t know about you but, my will alone would probably take me only around the block from my home in California when I’m really trying to get to New York!
Not very far, at all.
So what else do most of us need to give us a better chance to get to our “New York”, whatever that is (more income and financial stability, better health, better relationships, more time freedom, more giving, more meaning and purpose, more fun and excitement)?
For some that could look like hiring a personal trainer that will hold us accountable and teach us more about nutrition, exercise and fitness. Or even just have a workout buddy that we promise to pay $100 each time we don’t meet them for a workout.
For others, it could be setting up an automatic way for us to put some money aside for savings and/or investing that gets taken from our checks before we get our hands on them.
Scheduling family time and have electronic reminders set up and making sure we honor those times.
Does that make sense to you?
Of course, some of us need such mechanisms in place more that others.
My hat goes off to you if you have a “will of iron” to the point where you’re reading this and think I’m a wimp for simply admitting that I can’t rely on my will alone. Much respect, boss!
But, for the rest of us, mere mortals… we really need stuff like that in place. Right?
Just admit it.
I won’t tell if you won’t.
So, what do you say? Are you with me on this?!
I’m telling you…
We were designed with amazing abilities to dream, to create, to reach, to thrive and to leave this world better than we found it.
So, let’s do this thing!
Let me leave you with a quote from Jim Rohn that I like:
“The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.”
Now go and make someone’s world better and see if doesn’t make yours better in the process. I double dare you.