Unhelpful Goals. Let’s face the discordant music. Some goals might actually hurt you more than help. Success repellents!
Curious about which kinds of goals to avoid? That’s the purpose of today’s article, which comes complete with a fun four-part quiz.
Here’s perspective, based in my experience helping RES clients gain success.
RES means “Rosetree Energy Spirituality” for short. But, as one of my clients pointed out, it could equally mean “Really Effective Skills.”
And “success” means personal growth. Or making more money. Or self-actualization. Alternatively, anything else you mean by “success.”
But You Might Be Shocked to Learn…
How some goal-setting could take you in the opposite direction. Opposite to whatever version of success you’re aiming for. Yes, success-repellent!
Today’s post begins with a second powerfully self-actualizing client.He’s given me permission to quote him here. Accordingly, I’ll call him “Joe.”
Blog-Buddies, here’s a challenge for you. Please read through the following sequence of goals. Aiming for clarity, I’ll number each chunk. Thus, helping to facilitate our conversation with your comments below. Also at the follow-up article.
- A goal that resonates with me is to gain a large helping of self-confidence. To have all the confidence I need (and then some!) to live from this day forward unafraid to experience my whole human life.
- Unafraid to live up to my fullest potential in every area – emotionally, spiritually, physically, talents, abilities, relationships.
- To be so sure of what I want, or don’t want, there will be little time lost on things that do not propel me forward.
- Deep breath : ) Why a deep breath? Because now that I’ve written out my goal, it’s too real to deny. I can’t un-hope, un-think, or un-write it. Deep breath…… I have lots I want to accomplish in this life!
The Big Puzzle with Unhelpful Goals
- Do these goals simply seem sweet to you? (My first reaction.)
- Or could every one of these goal-chunks slow down personal growth?
Please comment below.
In our next post, “Goals Part 2,” I’ll share my perspective. As someone who cares a great deal about helping people to self-actualize. Witness this list.
Actually, this June I’m giving an in-person workshop to help people like you. To. Gain. More. Success.
It’s tempting to think, “All goal-setting is beautiful. Guaranteed to work.” However, if you’ve been thinking that way, please get involved in today’s Puzzle-Quiz. Comment and share WHY you think these goals ought to work.