In countless hours I have invested in working with clients from all walks of life and studying the most successful people of our time, I have found that there are two primary two distinct approaches to learning.
1. Learn what unsuccessful people do and then don’t do it.
2. Learn what successful people do and then do it.
Both are valuable and provide tremendous insight and I credit the lessons from both perspectives with helping me develop more of my own potential in the different areas of my life. It’s pretty simple. Avoid the behaviors and patterns of the unsuccessful and instead adopt the behaviors of that are most likely to bring a successful outcome.
In this lesson I am going to provide you with what unsuccessful goal setters do to sabotage their results. In my early days of goal setting, I have made most of these errors myself at one time or another.
Have you ever worked hard on a goal that didn’t come to fruition? I bet somewhere you did one or more of these things below. The interesting thing is that people who do not achieve their goals often invest just as much time, energy and effort (or even more time) than the people who DO go on to achieve their goals.
A flawed or incomplete approach will bring about flawed or incomplete results.
If you see yourself in any of these bad habits, don’t worry. At the end of this article, I provide the perfect solution for you to salvage any goal and you can begin applying it immediately to begin advancing and achieving your goals.
How NOT To Set a Goal: 10 Mistakes that Guarantee Failure
1. Be vague. Pick a goal, any goal. Don’t give it much thought, don’t think about it in much detail and only use generalities to describe it. Don’t think about the long term effects on your loved ones, or the long term impact on your life, just pick any bright shiny object and go for it. Don’t spend any time to develop a crystal clear vision for what you want. Just pick anything and get to work.
2. Embark upon a goal that someone else chose for you. Go after things that you don’t truly want because you’re trying to make someone else happy, or because you think it will get or keep their love.
3. Keep everything in your head. That’s right. Trust your memory. Don’t commit anything to paper or Read the rest of this entry