For those that are unaware, I recently started a new job with a marketing company in Metarie. Each morning at our meetings, everyone shares their goals for the day. We are also asked to submit short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals not only for our growth in the company, but also for our own personal growth.
In a recent conversation with my manager, we discussed the importance of goal setting, and how holding yourself accountable to a simple goal can lead you to achieve whatever it is you wish to achieve. Without goals, our actions may lead us down roads in which we wished not to travel.
But with clearly defined goals, we can develop a road map of where we want to be and the steps we have to take to get there.
Let’s pretend your goal is to get on the roof of a two-story house, but the ladder you have is missing steps. It may be difficult to get on that roof without each step of that ladder. So instead of taking the risk, you simply grab another ladder with each step. Now your way to the roof is clearly defined. You step up one notch at time, getting closer to reaching your goal of getting to the top of the roof. Eventually, you make it to the top.
Well, goals are the same way. They may not be as simple as climbing up a ladder, but if we have our long-term goal in our mind, then each clearly defined step we take will get us closer to the end goal.
Yes, setting goals requires a significant amount of thought. Yes, they require you to hold yourself accountable. Yes, they challenge you. Goals are seemingly difficult to set simply because it is us who is responsible for whether or not we achieve these goals.
I’ll admit it, goals are a bitch to set. But they are 100% worth your time.
As I try to figure out how to get Mind.Set.Go. to where I see it, I realize I have to set goals in order to keep making positive progress. I have goals, and I have a vision with Mind.Set.Go., but until I actually sit down and clearly define how I am to achieve these goals, then Mind.Set.Go. may never develop like I see it.
So my challenge to myself along with everyone else:
Take the time to sit down and truly think about your goals. Set SMART Goals (Click on the link to learn more on smart goals). It may be difficult, but it can be done. Keep your purpose in mind, and keep pursuing your goals. We can do it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hold yourself accountable. Keep the “Mind.Set.Go. Mentality,” and keep making progress.
Think Positive. Get Some Goals.
Think Positive. Live Positive.