It’s been said that a goal without a deadline is just a wish, and a wish with a deadline becomes a goal.
When I meet people who don’t know what their goals are, I usually ask two simple questions:
Is there something in your life you’d like to start, stop, change or improve?
Is there something you’d like to do that you have not already done?
To question 1, what do you want to start, stop, change or improve, are you as productive as want to be, do manage your time and your choices well, do you want to be heard, improve relationships and communication, do you want to lead, get a return on your investments of time, money, energy? Do you want to help people, create new things, find peace in yourself and your world?
To question 2, Is there something you want to do you have not already done? Maybe you have heard of John Goddard. When John was a teenager, he wrote down 127 goals he wanted to achieve. He explored the Amazon and Nile Rivers, climbed mountains, flew planes, became an Eagle Scout, lit a match with a rifle bullet, studied classical music, visited a movie studio, read the whole Bible and went on to write down and accomplish over 500 goals in his life.
When you write down your goals, they take on a different reality, a different focus—as long as it’s a goal you take seriously.
Is there something you want to do? Get clear on your goals, set some deadlines to achieve them. If you don’t have any goals that excite you, or you’re having trouble reaching your goals, maybe you need a coach to help you do them.
See the video at: https://youtu.be/yA-WOR-h8Eg