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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

5 Mistakes People Make When the Set Goals

Wouldn't it be helpful to know what mistakes to avoid when setting goals? I learned this recently and it was EYE OPENING for me. I thought I'd share it with you.

Ponder this...

"If you set a goal and didn't achieve it, you FAILED when you SET the goal."

Hmmmm, makes you think about the process...

5 Mistakes When Setting Goals

1) Setting Goals too Small

--if you do this, you will never GROW. Most people don't realize that the bigger the goal they set, the better - because it will get you to STRETCH. You will FAIL way more often than you succeed in working towards your goal, just know that is part of the process. The challenge with small goals is that you won't pay the price if the goal isn't BIG enough. If the REWARD isn't big enough, you will revert back into safety, not forward into GROWTH.

2) You Set a Goal Based on What you Think You Can Do
--You can't set goals based on what you think you can do. If you have been there in your mind, you can go there in reality. God doesn't put ideas into your head that you can't make a reality. Stop thinking about what you think you can do and get out of your comfort zone

3) You Set Goals Only if You Know How to Do it.

--At best you are going to guess as you go, you have no idea HOW you are going to accomplish a goal. You will fail miserably at times, and wonder if you can make it happen. Persevere. Keep going. Fail forward. That is just part of the process. Spend more time on WHAT you want, keep that in front of you on a DAILY basis, and less time on the HOW. The how will come, you will try things, some will work, some won't. Keep going. Keep focused on WHAT you want, and the end result. Accept failure as part of the process! Talk about why you CAN do something. Truth is NOT in appearance. Only focus on why you CAN and WILL achieve your goal, don't talk about why you can't, that NEVER helps you move forward. EXPAND YOUR AWARENESS. As HOW CAN I? Assume anything is possible. It is.

4) You Question Your Worthiness to Have it.

--when you have a clear understanding of WHO you are and WHOSE you are, you would realize that you deserve it all. I am not one to throw my beliefs on others, but I hope you will respect my beliefs as I respect yours. I believe we are all children of God, and we were meant to live a life of abundance in all areas and to do the best we can with what we were given, and to leave the world a better place. With that in mind, why not think bigger and realize you DO deserve more. If you' going to grow, there is a price you are going to have to pay. The best part is, you don't pay any more of a price to think BIGGER than what you are thinking now. You deserve it all. We are spiritual beings with an intellectual mind, living in a meat suit. The problem is, most people spend too much time focusing on the meat suit.

5) You think the Reason you Set the Goal is to Get the Goal

--the purpose of a goal is who you need to become in order to achieve the goal, not the goal itself. When you stretch to reach a goal, and you achieve it, what is more rewarding? Who you became in the process, or the actual goal? Donald Trump became a billionaire, and then lost it all. Because he had grown as a person, when he lost it, he was able to get it all back even quicker. Because of WHO he was and what he believed. The question is, who do you need to become in order to reach your goal? We are all in the process of becoming and growing. If I were the statue David, Michelangelo would still be chipping away..... become your own masterpiece.

I hope this opened your eyes as much as it did mine when I learned it!

Now, go out and make it happen!

This information was recently shared by my good friend, Adam Packard. It is reprinted with his permission.

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