An effective alternative to the conventional goal setting and planning cycle

An effective alternative to the conventional goal setting and planning cycle

The conventional approach to goal setting and planning is to do it for the start of each year. Then the goal review and planning cycle falls into four quarters of three months each for the rest of the year. I have often thought that this cycle isn’t always a good fit for many people. The end of each year is often a very hectic time for many people as they try to finish things off before the end of the year and prepare for Christmas. Often … [Read more...]

The things you need to stop doing to achieve your goals

The things you need to stop doing

When you want to create some kind of change in your life or work, or are working on achieving a specific goal, you put a big focus on the things you need to do to make that change happen or achieve that goal. If you didn’t you wouldn’t get the results that you really want. But what is often overlooked is that there are things you might need to stop doing in order to create that change or achieve that goal. These may be things that could … [Read more...]

3 reasons why you should NOT be setting goals

Clear the decks for success

Setting goals is an important part of getting on the path to creating the results that you really want. But sometimes, setting goals is not an appropriate thing to be doing. Here are: 3 reasons why you should NOT be setting goals 1. You are already feeling overwhelmed with everything you have on your plate. If you are feeling like this, adding new goals into the mix is a recipe for creating even more overwhelm. As a result, your … [Read more...]

Are you making this goal setting mistake?

goal setting mistake

When you are goal setting, on what basis are you choosing your goals? The reason that this is an important question to be able to answer is because it is easy to make the mistake of setting goals based on the wrong criteria. And this could cost you the results you really want to make happen. What is this goal setting mistake? Well, it is what I call 'goal setting by menu.' Imagine you have gone to a restaurant and the waiter presents … [Read more...]