What are your Goals in life? It took me some trials and errors (and a few years!) before I reached a level of crisp clarity I was comfortable with to lead my life rather than letting life happen to me. To help you save time and efforts, I share how I define goals in life, relentlessly commit to goals and track progress towards those goals.
Don’t read further if you are not serious or have discipline to commit to something and enjoy the time back!
What are your Goals in Life?
- Make sure I was going to work towards the right things, which are “true” to me and my values,
- Make sure I had the necessary relentless focus on meeting those goals,
- With the focus on those goals, make sure I was completing them in the most efficient manner.
After some years of trial and errors, here is what helped me achieve this:
#1 Your Mission, Values and Goals
#2 Your relentless pursuit of those Goals
With your Mission, Values and Goals defined, the next step is the relentless pursuit of those goals. I didn’t do this well until I worked using Coach Wooden & Jason Selk’s methods with his book 10 Minutes Mental Toughness. (He also has a Business Executive version but I didn’t find it as clear and usable).
This book gave me the method and practices to ensure I would deliver on those goals I had defined and it simply changed my life.This isn’t a book to read but to get you to turn its content to actions and getting started towards your goals.
If you are serious about leading your life to achieve what you want, I highly recommend this method, regardless of your industry. Buy a few copies for the people you care about.
#3 Getting Goals Done
- My Mission (purpose), Values and Goals (Product Goals here) are tracked in ToDoMatrix for Blackberry so it is always with me, and I can use it for my 10min Mental Toughness workout (visualisation of success) each day and end of day reviews.
- My Process Goals are tracked in details in my GTD system (mostly relying on Outlook with Netcentrics GTD add-in and while on the move on my Blackberry with ToDoMatrix). Find more details to implement your GTD system
So are you part of those 20% of the population who has goals and 10% who take the time to write them down? How you define and track your Goals? What are you goals? Share them below in the comments!
- Jason Selk’s 10 Minute Mental Toughness website