The 3 Biggest Goal Setting Errors – Part 1

☁ Instant Improvement Tip ☁ Jan 2015

3 Biggest “Goal Setting Errors” Pt 1

Chances are that you recently reviewed goals, or at least thought about it.

Based on your past success – you may have decided NOT to play any more. There is some very solid thinking that says SMART goals may do you more HARM than good – unless you know the HOW to make it work for you! (Later in this series, I will cover an alternative that may just TURBO your life success – so be sure to CONNECT with me.)

So – what is one of the biggest errors that most people commit when doing “GOALS”?

Here is clue. I believe that up to 85% of the value created (or lost) in a process is in the FIRST 15% of that process. Get it wrong – your results will be mediocre.

Ready? Number one error is:-

Choosing your objectives/dreams/goals/preferences/values WHEN YOU ARE IN A LOUSY STATE OF MIND.

One of my tenets (cool word for principles) – is that ALL beliefs are STATE dependent. Beliefs include all things you believe true, important, possible, allowable.

Simple example – creating your goals, creating your life plan when you have a stiff neck or headache or hang-over, or feeling like cr@p – WILL affect what you believe is important, desirable, possible.

It is like putting a massive wet blanket over your strategic plans. So – here is the key. BEFORE you make the most important decisions in your life – STOP!

Stop & check your “state”.

There are dozens of ways to alter ANY state to a more positive/empowered one. Just read any Tony Robbins stuff.

I have some simple drills that will move ANYONE to a more resourceful state – but FIRST STEP is the AWARENESS that state is very important – and to CHECK it before you begin your life designing processes. Drills can be physical – just do ANYTHING fast – do 10 jumping jacks (fast!) and your state will move. Even just READ words that infer a better state – you will change (a bit).

BELIEFs are _ _ _ _ _ dependent. Put it on your pre-flight checklist!

About the Author Business Coach James Hooper

Townsville based James Hooper: The term “rainmaker” is becoming regularly used in business context as someone whose role is to ‘make rain’ or ‘create growth’ in your business. In some senses the term ‘business coach’ is limiting as it is primarily about optimizing the effectiveness of the owner/operator. Sometimes the leverage is in the business systems rather than in the operator – and focus on that produces the preferred outcomes.

Business is a game, a puzzle, a tool to get you what you want in life. Call me for a second opinion (other than yours) on how to make your business give you what you want it to.

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