In a new year, it’s important for us to really examine the goals we set to make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Frame). How do we set goals that are actually attainable instead of focusing on numbers that make us sound cool? How do we make sure the goals we set are in integrity for us? What resources can we use to set goals and achieve them? On this episode, the 100th episode of Club Wealth TV, coaches Misti Bruton, Leisel Taylor, and Donnie Morrow talk about lessons they’ve learned about setting goals.
Time is the biggest motivator in your business and your life. Without a deadline, you won’t have the willpower or sense of direction. -Leisel Taylor
Three Things We Learned From This Episode
- Look back to learn how to move ahead
Reflect backwards with honesty. Before setting goals for the year ahead, we first need to evaluate the results we got up to this point. We don’t do this negativity but for learning. This information helps us know where we’re starting from in setting goals going forward.
- Compete with your former self, not other people
Don’t buy into the idea of competing with others, it’s a painful path that doesn’t lead to happiness. When we set goals, it’s important for us to remember that the only person we’re competing against is ourselves. We need to be better than we were before, and not other people.
- Artificial timelines drive willpower
When we set up open ended goals, we take away the tension that we need to drive forward. We need to create timelines, deadlines and schedules that get us to where we want to go, even if the deadlines are artificial and self-imposed.