Setting Goals

It is common knowledge that defining goals sets successful people apart from the masses. There is a desire and clarity which allows them to focus and work towards something very concrete.

I remember a mentor in college who would always say, “If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time.” It’s so easy to just go through the motions in life, only paying heed to the necessities and urgencies of the day. Life quickly becomes a boring blur, void of purpose and perspective.

But goals can excite us and give meaning to the seemingly mundane steps towards something bigger.

If you find yourself floundering at the start of this new year, set aside some time for yourself to get your head above the clouds and define some clear career or personal goals for yourself. If you accomplished what you already set out to do last year, it’s time to set even bigger goals.

Block off a few hours. Go for a run or a hike to clear your mind.

Invite a few others whom you trust to help you assess your successes and strengths.

And then write down your goals and think about the people who can help you get there. How can you help them first? Be generous.

Share with others who can offer support, advice, and check in with you now and then to see how you are doing. I can be one of these people for you. Just send me a note. All the best to you this year as you go after your goals! The world will be a better place for it!


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