I can’t run a 4 minute mile… today. I don’t know how long it would take me to get to that point, I also don’t know if I could ever do it. I would probably mark that goal as not achievable.
Creating Achievable Goals is the tough part of goal setting. Many large companies fail at this. They will have the huge sales goals, and create an environment that goals are evil, and you may not ever be able to get your goal.
The mindset is that a goal should be something to push you, and you should hit a goal every time.
I don’t buy into this ideology. It is toxic, and can destroy a sales organization.
Every goal worth setting, should be achievable. If you are going to set the bar, make it so you can reach it. It can be a challenge, and it can also just be something you need to do.
Often we think that a goal for ourselves needs to be something that makes us superhuman. It can be something as simple as losing weight. It could even be as simple as learning a language. Thousands of people are bilingual. You could be as well.
Create an achievable life goal
To create an achievable life goal you need to obviously consider how specific to be. Sometimes we make a goal like I want to go to Italy in my life. We put it on our bucket list, and we do nothing to achieve it.
Was that really our goal? OR did we just not have the motivation? I don’t believe it was the motivation. Sometimes we do set goals without the how to in mind. However going to Italy is very broad. What part of Italy? What do you want to see when you are there? How long is all of that going to take? Where will you stay?
You get the idea.
So in our Italy example, our goal might be I want to go to Italy and ride a gondola in Venice. Now we have something better that we can achieve. I can’t ride a gondola in Birmingham, AL so I have created an achievable goal, that I can’t back down from.
As far as the timing and the relevancy… I suppose you will need to keep reading.
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