Mistakes to Avoid in Goal Setting
Having goals is one of the best ways to keep yourself on track to reach all of your dreams. You are going to get the most out of your goals and achieve far more if you can avoid some of the biggest mistakes in goal setting.
Let’s explore some of the most common mistakes in goal setting and how you can avoid them.
Having goals that are too small- Some may say that setting your goals too big is a mistake but I think it is better to set large goals. I think the mistake lies in setting goals that are too small and not stretching ourselves. One of my favorite quotes is by Michelangelo and he says, “”The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” It is easy to accomplish small goals but small goals never really push us, get us out our comfort zone or help us master life. Big goals will push you, help you grow, help you overcome your fears and help you increase the realm of what you see as possible. Even if you set big goals and don’t reach them you will go much farther than if you set small goals that just keep you in your comfort zone.
Having goals that are too general-When you are goal setting you need to be specific as possible. Unless you are specific it is hard to work to attain and measure your goals. For example if your goal is,”I want to be making more money in a year,” it will be harder to reach that goal or measure how close you are unless you set a more specific goal. So you want to choose a more specific goal like, “I want to be making $10,000 a month by March in my business.”
Having too many goals-You may have lots of goals you want to accomplish in your life but it is hard to make them happen if you don’t have focus. Focusing on too many things at once will not get you very far. You have heard the saying Jack of all trades master of none. Same thing goes for goal setting, if you are trying to accomplish too many at once you might find reaching that goal is tough. Concentrate on 1 or 2 goals at a time and then move on to your additional goals.
Not writing goals down-It may seem silly to write things down when you know what you want to accomplish. Writing goals down is important for several reasons. Writing things down helps give you clarity for your goals. When you get goals down in writing it gives your subconscious mind some instructions on what to work on accomplishing. Writing it down also helps you to remember things, keeps you accountable, and shows that you are serious.
I think you will find if you avoid these mistakes when you are doing your goal setting you are going to reach your goals much quicker and accomplish some pretty incredible things.
I would love to hear your comments, what are some mistakes you have made or have seen people make in goal setting? What have you found has helped you be successful in your goal setting?
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