Merry Christmas to you all. I was blown away this year by how many people took the time to tell me they are reading these little posts. I really appreciate the words of support and encouragement.
You and I have almost rounded the sun once more, and so it’s time to think over the Holiday break about goals;
Someone wiser then I said that experience is a comb nature gives the bald. Most people consider goals at this time of year. I have done for over 20 years. Often I abandon them but I have learned a a few things. So pull up a chair, fill up your mulled wine and let me share my comb for what it is worth on goal setting and hills to climb.
Big goals are where you need to focus. [Wow that was straight into the Turkey, well I have wasted enough of your time already!!] OK, so as I was saying big goals are where you need to focus your time and energy. Avoid a long list of things all of which are achievable. It is tempting when you set a goal to to pick a set of reasonable targets. Things you feel confident you can hit. The problem with reasonable goals are that if you feel confident you can hit them, then they they likely won’t cause you to grow.
It took my over 20 years of reflection to realise that goals don’t make you happy. I would work hard to hit them and often not enjoy the journey on the way. If I ever reached the goal, I felt happy for a while and then the feeling was gone.
We need to think differently on setting goals. The better path is to set yourself a big exciting goal, where completing the challenge requires us to become a better version of ourselves.
Goals are milestone towards becoming better, and if we don’t think ambitiously enough we are unlikely to grow. It is who we become in pursuit of the goal that really matters.
Hearty handshakes from me to you