Get Off The Hamster Wheel

by blogadmin 28. December 2018 01:41

 

  

Carol Helsel | HR & Recruiting Edition | December 28, 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, many people are working on goal setting. Personally, we set New Year's resolutions for self-improvement. Professionally, we make sure goals tie into vision or larger strategy, they're in the right format, and they represent an accomplishment we can be rewarded for.

With all of the talk on goal setting, I wonder how much time people spend on talking about failure to reach goals. According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92% of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. That leaves 8% of us in a very elite category of goal-achievers. We can easily come up with a list of reasons we didn't reach our goals, but have we ever considered the process of setting goals to be flawed from the beginning?

Adam Alter, A New York Times Best Seller who also teaches at New York University Stern School of Business defines a goal as being similar to a sign post. We set it, look at it from afar, and then move towards it. While we're moving towards it, we're in a period of being unsuccessful until we hit the goal. If we don't hit it, we're just simply unsuccessful.

View Adam's short video on reframing your thinking for greater success and a greater chance of living in the category of GOAL ACHIEVER.

VIDEO: GOAL SETTING IS A HAMSTER WHEEL. LEARN TO SET SYSTEMS INSTEAD. 

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