Last week I discussed the importance of taking some time to reflect on and review the previous 12 months before moving forward and setting new goals. In case you missed it, check it out here: how-to-set-goals-and-achieve-them-part-1.html
There is one more step before actually setting goals – and that is reviewing what your actual goals are and your motivation for the goal. Understanding the motivation behind the goal will help you determine if you are setting the goal for the right reasons – i.e. are you seeking the goal because you want to or is it because you are seeking approval?
You may be asking yourself who would set goals for approval?
Many people set goals for approval without being consciously aware of their desire for approval.
Refer to the below examples:
So, before I show you had to set and achieve goals, take some time and complete the attached pre-goal setting exercise to make sure you are clear on your motivations for the goal….
Next week I will show you the process for setting and actually achieving your goals.