Sometimes having a goal isn’t enough.
Sometimes we have a clear idea of what we want to do.
And we really freaking want to do it.
We write it down.
We remind ourselves daily.
We know our goals.
To lose weight.
To get out of debt.
To earn some degree.
We might even have all the specifics.
We may even implement a strategy like creating “SMART” goals.
Yet we still struggle to maintain our drive.
We still struggle to do the thing that makes the goal happen.
What if having clear goals isn’t enough?
“I want to lose weight…”
“…get out of debt.”
“…earn this degree.”
Goals such as these may be worthy.
But what if they’re missing two important words?
Words that give them real power?
How do these goals improve your life?
What will you do with them?
“I want to lose weight so that I can play with my kids without getting tired and out of breath.”
“I want to get out of debt so that I can provide my family with security and live without financial stress.”
“I want to earn this degree so that I can pursue a career that allows me to positively influence the world in a way that I find satisfying.”
Adding these clarifications help us keep our real goals in mind.
The goals behind the goals, if you will.
Next time you set a goal, ask yourself what you really want.
Not just the outcome, but what that outcome does for you.
What it is about the goal that calls you so strongly.
That will help keep the fire burning.
Help keep you focused.
Hungry to succeed.
You are worthy of the best life.
Your goals only support your effort to create it.
You’ve got this.