How many goals have you set in the past?
But a better question is, how many things have you said you were going to do and never even got out of the blocks?
People are always talking about things they are “gonna” do; I am gonna get fit, I’m gonna lose heaps of weight, I am gonna try harder at work, I am make more cash. We are all gonna, gonna, gonna!
How much of these actually happen, I am “gonna” go with Pareto’s Principle (80-20 rule) on this one and give a bold 20% of these goals actually ever happen (and that’s me being a good bugger)
The problem is we say a lot of these so called goals just in passing to our mate or family just because we think we should be doing them. If we know we are overweight, then it just dribbles out of our mouths in conversation quite frequently that we need to start looking after ourselves better, eating healthier or we should really start working out.
So we half ass it, we buy that gym membership, get some new “active wear” (because that is crucial) and we set our alarm for 5am, We got this!
We have no bloody idea where we are actually heading! Oh, that’s right we are going to get fit, whatever that means and we are do it sometime in the near future and we are going to commit…some time to this new venture. Vague, the goals we “set” (I use that in the loosest possible way) they are very vague.
The truth is when we try an achieve “goals” or as I like to call them “objectives” this way, we are setting ourselves up for failure and it isn’t the good type of failure, you know the failure that we learn from. No it’s the type of failure that demoralises us, that really deflates us to the point we never want to try that again, and we settle. Whats even scarier is we have just given ourselves an excuse never to try again because we can actually say to people “nah, I’ve already tried that, it didn’t work.”
Today is stops no more excuses to be made because the reason that our goals fail is because we aren’t being smart, so right here, right now, we are gonna get SMART!
When our objectives are SMART and written in a positive light, they are ripe for the picking, we can take action and crush the objective that sits in front of us.
So what the hell are you still doing reading this conclusion, go get at it and start crushing your objectives.