How to Create a Compelling Future
Goal setting is one of the most used tools in coaching, most of us have already done some similar work so we tend to take them for granted and underestimate their power.
We have to be careful to avoid falling in the trap of the law of familiarity. Fundamentals have to be practiced daily.
Repetition is the mother of skillTony Robbins
How to use goals
With goals we create our future in advance.
We must create goals that compel us, they have to make us jump out of our bed.
Common problems with goals:
- We take them for granted. We don’t take them seriously.
- We don’t realise the power of goals.
- We don’t know why we are doing them.
Pressure and tension are primary drivers of our actions.
Pressure is created when we clearly define what we want and we see that we’re not even close. It can be very helpful if we look at it as a tool to make ourselves take consistent action.
Sharing our commitment will also add more pressure to it. Whatever strategy works for us to add pressure to our goals, we must use it to make sure we follow through.
Goals shouldn’t make us be stuck, they have to be reevaluated periodically and see if they still make sense and engage us.
Goals should be set no more than every 6 months, reviewed in detail monthly and the most important ones must be seen daily.
Laziness is a synonym of impotent goals.
When defining goals, we must be clear on two things:
1. What do we want?
Make it specific and measurable
2. Why do we want it?
Reasons come first, answers come second
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any howFriedrich Nietzsche
Never leave the site of setting a goal without taking some action towards its attainment.