What Goals to Set

Towards the beginning of my goal-setting journey, I realised I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I wasn’t achieving my most important goals. I was always “busy”, but continuously found that I was not focusing on the actions that would take me to my goals because I was always distracted by other tasks.

Eventually, it became totally overwhelming, and I was so focused on maintaining a state of “busy-ness” that I had no time to stop and think. I was spread way too thin and gave no regard to how I was feeling as I was doing all this stuff. With so many unrelated goals, it became an overload. Sound familiar? So, the question is: how do we align our actions with our goals and actually achieve the results we seek?

When I started to experience burnout, I realised all I had to do was work out what things in my life meant the most to me. I asked, “What activities are conducive to achieving my goals because they align with my highest values?” I also started asking, “What’s the one thing I could do today that would make other things easier or unnecessary?” The answer to these questions will uncover our priorities. By simply scaling back on a whole heap of misaligned goals, I was able to achieve a hell of a lot more and focus on activities that added value to my life. Only by being far more consistent with daily undertakings could I take a distinct path towards achieving meaningful goals with purposeful intent.

When I made it my purpose to spend the rest of my life laughing, celebrating, teaching, connecting, and surrounding myself with incredible people, I aligned how I wanted to feel in my personal life with the goals I wanted to achieve in my business life. This shift from “busy” to “fulfilled” allowed me to set myself free of mounds of self-imposed egocentric bullshit.

Take the time to review your goals and see if you need to scale back on your goals.

In order to succeed and grow, it’s important to realise that you cannot do everything on your own.  Find your strengths, and build your team around them using the resources below: