This week I was reading an email from a friend who was sharing some goals with me. As I read it to absorb what she was saying, it occurred to me that she could do better.
I don’t mean I disagree with her goals. They were realistic and even optimistic. However, her email set my mind in motion around what I know about goals and going for what I want.
Think of the last time you set a specific goal. Chances are you either finished right on or pretty close. When we set a goal for something specific or ask someone for something we often get what we asked for or sought, that is, if we are committed and take action.
What if you could have even better results than what you declared in your goals?
Next time you set goals add a few words at the end:
“…or something better.”
Adding this to your goals, dreams and plans expands your consciousness around your goal. It increases your awareness of what else is possible.
Let’s look at some examples –
1. Typical goal: 2 new consulting clients per month
Revised goal: 2 new consulting clients per month or even better. What if by only declaring two you leave yourself out of the picture for a new type of business or client?
2. Typical goal: I have <x> people on my mailing list by June 30.
Revised goal: I have <x> people or more on my mailing list by June 30.
Do you see how the energy of your goal feels more expanded? Improve your results with this simple tip.
I’d love to know how this works for you.
© copyright 2014, Kathy Garland
Whether it is mentoring people to lead more effectively, improve their own performance or step into what is next, Kathy Garland is passionate about guiding leaders to achieve business goals and reach their highest potential.
Today’s leaders are managing diverse teams and projects that require impeccable communication and decision making skills. The ability to clearly define the vision, goals and purpose of any business initiative that will motivate a team or individual is the key to achieving big results.
Kathy specializes in coaching and mentoring these high potential, thought leaders to accurately define and communicate the vision, goals and expected results to management, teams and clients.