Levity is particularly refreshing this time of year, when NewYearsResolutions is trending and everyone is feeling pressured into self-improvement. First, consider what you already enjoy doing. We can be happy experiencing the passive pleasure of a rested body, warm sunshine, or the contentment of a serene relationship, but this kind of happiness is dependent on favorable external circumstances. The happiness that follows flow is of our own making, and it leads to increasing complexity and growth in consciousness. For me, they stem from meaningful conversation and connection with people I love or time spent with a great work of fiction.
This Goal-Setting Activity That Made All the Difference
Well, one reason is that it is so damn boring. Our goals should inspire us, but how can we come with those goals when the goal setting process itself so boring that it can put us to sleep? After you get over the initial shock, you realize that your life is about to change forever. Are you still sitting down?
The process of setting goals, and working towards them, is very clearly and unquestionably beneficial to your program. Research has repeatedly shown that groups achieve more when they set a goal because goals motivate people as much as guide and direct their energy towards a common objective. Setting goals is more than just facing everyone in the same direction, though.
This is my last article for a while, so I really wanted this one to make an impact and stay with you. Even though the amazing CMI editorial team wanted me to write about marketing, I wrote this instead ha. The answer is about setting goals. How many people do you know that set goals for their life and career? Of those people who write down their goals, how many review them on a regular basis?