Before Setting Goals, Evaluate the Previous Ones (read it on nytimes.com)
Why Read It? Because evaluation is important for change.
- Avoid adding goals to the list that you have always skipped over in the past.
- Build goals by finding what really matters to you, not what matters to someone else.
"Obviously, setting goals and wanting to improve our lives are good things. But by focusing our attention in only one direction — the future — we're missing an opportunity."
The Best Goal-Setting Advice I'd Ever Received (read it on Huffingtonpost.com)
Why Read It? Because if you're not challenging your self, then what's the point of having goals?
- To grow as a person, or as a business, you have to challenge yourself.
- Achieving difficult goals makes you appreciate your progress more than achieving easy goals.
"Bottom line: do not set goals that you are certain you can achieve. Set goals that challenge you and work hard to meet them. You'll never achieve greatness if you stay in a space of setting goals that you are guaranteed to meet."