Goal – objective, purpose, aim, ambition, target.
These are simply words to describe a thought which links to an emotion.
People think about goals, talk about goals, worry about goals and wish they could not only set clear defined goals but actually achieve them.
Where do you fit in this?
Knowing your WHY.
It’s not simply what you want (and it’s important to be absolutely clear on that), but why you want it and what achieving that goal will get for you. How will you feel when you have reached it? Is there another goal to challenge you?
Often the thought process is around the setting and achieving, rather than the intention and purpose.
The fear factor.
I’ve spoken to people who are actually afraid of even thinking about goals because they feel stressed, overwhelmed, underprepared and completely lacking in the confidence to really aim for what they want.
Some people find the word itself terrifying – full of unfulfilled demands for success.
So what if you just thought about what you honestly wanted, in your business or personal life rather than what you believe others expect of you?
- What are your ambitions?
- What are your dreams?
- What are your aspirations?
- What are your intentions?
Sounds simple? Of course, but many of the things that are so amazing in life are essentially simple. We choose to complicate them with our own negative thought processes, limiting beliefs and self-doubt.