Are you happy about your goals or are you working for goals that someone else set up for you? Do you have quota goals thrust upon you every month by your employer? How about a weight loss goal that was suggested by your health care provider? Goals like these can be arduous at best and usually have a negative motivational effect.
Years ago I worked for a sales company that would set sales quotas (goals) each month. If you reached your quota, they usually would put the carrot a little further out before you received a bonus the next month. Soon people realized that you didn’t want to exceed your quota by much or the goal would be put way out there. Have a really good month and you’ll never see a bonus again. Those kind of goals didn’t work.
While we may not have control of the goals that others set for us, we do have control of the ones we set for ourselves. Why not make them Happy Goals.
Why not aim for something you really want?
Need a new car? Why not go for a sporty Camry instead of a base Corolla.
Need to lose weight? Why not train for a fun 5K run instead of going on a restrictive diet of twigs and celery?
Need a PC? Why not get an exciting Apple computer instead of a boring PC?
Need a phone? Why not a full featured smart phone instead of a base model?
Obviously price is an issue, but why not budget out things that aren’t working and budget something new and exciting in. Something worth working for!
Why go for mediocre when you can go for Great?
Everyone needs at least one Happy Goal!
What will yours be?
Here is a goal setting kit, to get you started!