Yes that’s right – DON’T set goals.
Despite all of the latest advice knocking around about setting goals in order to become a success I’m here to level with you.
What the experts won’t tell you about setting goals.
The number one drawback to setting goals.
AND why setting goals will bring more failure into your life.
So here it is the brutal truth about goal setting…
When you sit down and really think about your goals, guess what, you are going to come up with dozens and dozens of them – I mean if you really give it some proper thought. Then once you have this great big overwhelming list of goals you have to organise them into a priority list – woop di doo! So what, now, you probably have a good idea about what it is you actually want in your life – how does that help you?
What the experts don’t tell you is now you have to DO something about it. That’s right, YOU have to get up and make some changes in your life. You have to start missing the programs you like on TV. You have to spend less time with your friends, less time on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. You have to actually THINK about your future. Seriously, who wants that? What ever happened to enjoying the now? What ever happened to taking one day at a time? All this thinking about ‘what might be’ in the future can make you over excited, self motivated, hopeful even!
Which brings us on to the number one drawback to goal setting – discomfort. Yep, you are going to become very UNcomfortable chasing after all these goals of yours. Just when you thought you could relax, chillout, take it easy – along come a bunch of goals that will enhance your life and BOOM – you fall head first out of your comfort zone. You may have to learn how to THINK differently – yes, there’s that ‘thinking‘ again. You may have to learn some new skills, like you really want to go back to school right? You may even have to become a little creative or meet up and talk with real people – face to face! Yuk!
And if that wasn’t bad enough, the number one advantage to moving towards your goals, the so called experts will tell you is: you’ll fail more! What? Fail more! Since when has that been a motivator? Really? Just because it’s been proved that successful people fail more and fail faster on route to achieving their goals, apparently that’s the way it’s done. Just because it’s been proved that people who even write their goals down become more successful is some kind of excuse for inspiring others to do the same.
So here’s my advice… if you like where you are right now, if you don’t want anything more from life, if you want to continue drifting through life like a cork in a stream, if you like wondering where life is taking you and you really don’t want to have to put a lot of time and effort into living more fully – then don’t set goals.
If you do, your life may change in ways you can’t yet imagine.
PS: If on the other hand you think you could do with making a few changes in your life, take a look at my online video training series to get a better idea of how you can start. It’s free – just click here