I was working with a new client the other day, and asked her what her 2020 goals were.
She looked at me so perplexed.
She had set several goals in late December so she could kick off 2020 powerfully.
But now, in June, she had absolutely no recollection of what they were.
This goal amnesia can happen for several reasons:
Can you relate to my client's situation?
Have you forgotten your 2020 goals too?
First, ask yourself why.
After you determine WHY you have goal amnesia, the root cause, now you can address it.
The next step is to ask yourself if your goal plan is relevant, comprehensive and consistent:
And, finally, I want to share the most important habit to avoid the amnesia going forward and achieve your 2020 career goals.
The habit is....
Spend 15 minutes each day developing a relationship with your goals.
Think about meeting someone new and the excitement you feel toward that person, the time you devote to getting to know them, the effort you make to spending time with them.
And, what happens from all of that?
The relationship grows, you become more connected.
You build something - a friendship or a romantic relationship.
What if you treated your goals the same way?
How much more likely would you be to achieve them:
To develop a relationship with your goals (the opposite of set and forget them) involves 5 simple steps
You can complete this goal-relationship-routine in 15 minutes each day, and it will make achieving the goal inevitable:
This is very simple and I have so many client examples and my own, to prove that it works.
Even though it's simple, it's not easy.
Your brain will tell you that you have more important things to do, that you can skip a day, that xyz thing is a higher priority.
Don't let this noise distract you.
Keep up with the routine for the next 66 days and you'll have a new habit.
I can't wait to hear from you.
Send me a message to let me know how it's going or if you have questions.
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