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It's the last day of November and the dreaded C-word is just
around the corner. How are you coping? I'm quite relaxed as I have a limited number
of people to buy presents for as well as only a handful of guests to cater for
on Christmas Day. Also, thanks to my newfound prowess in planning (as referred
to in last week's email), I am quite organised!
So, my focus right now is goal setting for 2022. And, thanks to
Michael Hyatt's wonderful system (also alluded to last week) and my fabulous
business coach buddy Karen Murray, I have a
great system for doing so. But before I share it with you, let me convince you
why it's good to set goals. Just in case you're a nay-sayer as I was for MANY
Why you don't set goals - Reason 1
I know why you don't set goals. It's because you've set goals
before and you never hit them. BEEN THERE!
I used to set New Year's Resolutions and, more often than not,
would have given up by the end of January or sooner. I would always convince
myself that the resolution was either flawed and unnecessary or too difficult. So,
I gave up setting New Year's Resolutions.
I had set business goals before. I used to set them in January and
then look at them again in the following December and say:
"Oh, I forgot about that. That would have been a GREAT thing
to do this year."
"Oh well, never mind. That was pretty unrealistic
"Oh look. I hit it! I forgot that I set it, but I hit
Why you don't set goals - Reason 2
Here's another reason you don't set goals. Goal setting is for
boring, organised, non-creative people. It's for people who enjoy planning.
remember Adrian Mole who was so busy refining his revision plan for his GCSEs,
he ended up not doing any revision...? Didn't John Lennon say, "Life is
what happens to you when you're busy making other plans"?
Just what I used to think. Well, let me tell you about my
revelation. The aforementioned Karen Murray was coaching me one day and she said,
"But Ali, if you have a plan, it frees you up to do all the creative work
you enjoy". Whaaaat? No, I didn't believe her at first either. But wise
woman that she is, she was right.
Why you should set goals
I'm sure there are other reasons that you are goal averse that I
haven't covered above but let me tell you why goal setting is important.
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