A key mistake is assuming that you can 'set and forget' your goals. Instead, it pays to review them every 3–6 months to ensure that the goals are still right for you, or to modify them if circumstances have changed.
- Almost every five-year-old wants to be a firefighter…or an astronaut when they grow up.…Personally, I wanted to be a spy.…But most of us don't end up doing those things as adults.…Your goals and priorities change.…Even thinking back to more recent times,…when I was in college,…I thought I would either be a professional activist…or a college professor.…My work touches on those things now,…but the picture still looks very different…than I imagined when I was 18.…Case in point, there's now something called the Internet.…You can't simply treat your goals…as something to set and forget.…
You might have a professional ambition…you desperately wanted to achieve at a certain point,…so you started working toward it,…but it's important to make a habit…of checking back in on your goals every three to six months,…because circumstances might change in the interim…and you've attached yourself to a flawed plan of action.…Check out the exercise file…to start reviewing your own goals.…Here are a few questions to ask yourself.…
- Setting your goals
- How many goals should you have?
- The difference between a goal and a to-do list
- Building systems to help you succeed
- Making success a way of life
- Learning to ignore the unimportant
- Rewarding yourself for success