januari 5, 2021

Goalsetting

Which goalsetting method do you use? Drafting a bucket list with big goals, or installing a daily routine to improve incrementally? I tested both methods and the truth for me, as always, lies in the middle.

Which goalsetting method do you use? Drafting a bucket list with big goals, or installing a daily routine to improve incrementally? I tested both methods and the truth for me, as always, lies in the middle.

Just a list, but no way to get there is just a dream. Or like Henry Ford put it: strategy without execution is hallucination. A daily routine without inspiring milestones and goals is hard to stick with.

An important thing to take into consideration when setting goals, is the way you will measure success. Will it be an external or internal measure? An external measure is objective and measurable. An internal measure is subjective and a feeling.

Do you want your accomplishments to be measurable and compared with others, like running a sub 20 minute 5K or beating a friend at chess? Or do you focus on internal measures like a feeling of fullfilment and connection when you pass the finish of an event together with a friend, or get a bit better at playing a good defense against a famous attack in chess?

Last but not least, if I had to give one and only one advice in goalsetting, it would be: write your goals down. Don't be affraid to scare yourself a bit and write down your big bold goals on a piece of paper. You will be surprised when you find your notes back a couple of years later how many of your goals will have become reality.

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