Are You A Goal Setter?
When I first started out with goal setting I was at a bit of a loss. I knew that it was important but I didn’t have any idea of how to go about the task.
In this article we ‘re going to look at 3 types of goals. We could call them A Type, B type, and C type. You can choose any or all of them. Below are outlined the differences.
A Type Goals
This is a goal that you have already achieved and are setting again. This is the least productive and least challenging. An example of this could be buying a car of the same model that you already have but just slightly newer.
The problem with this type of goal is that it requires no new skills or endeavour, just little more of what you’ve already been doing.
B Type Goals
This is a goal is something that you haven’t previously achieved but is achievable with the tools that you already have for the job. It’s a goal that believe that you have the ability to achieve.
C Type Goals
This is a goal is the one that I want to focus on. This is a goal that you couldn’t imagine how you are going to go about achieving it.
This is the type of challenge that will force you to draw upon all of your reserves and more. This is something that should feel scary to you, if it doesn’t it’s probably not big enough.
So the question is why should we be focusing on the C type?
The answer is growth! In order to successfully achieve this type of goal you will have to go to places that you’ve never been before, call on reserves that you never knew were there before and engage the creative process like you never have before.
It’s likely that you are going to have do things that are extremely uncomfortable to you in order to do this.The end result is that growth is being forced into action.
When you set a C type goal, knowing how you will achieve it is unimportant. Just put the best plan that you can in place. Start by taking the first step and the path will be revealed as you go. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way.
Is it going to be easy? Probably not, and this brings me to the final point.
When setting this type of goal it is vitally important to understand the why? The why? is the underlying motivating factor that will drive you on.
This has to be powerful and compelling as when the going get tough and persistence is required this is what will be the fuel and motivation to continue on with it. So make sure that you set at least one type C goal.
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