I want to share a story with you. This story is about a woman who met her goal, yet still felt like a failure.
In 2018, a young woman decided to pursue her goal: she wanted to start her own business. She created a business plan, talked to several other business owners, and figured out where to start. She began this business and felt extremely accomplished. She was finally out from working under someone else! But less than a year into it, she still had minimal clients and was spending more money than she was making. She had to close the doors to her company – and she felt a sense of failure.
Now, she and others may have thought that she did, in fact, fail. But did she achieve her goal? Yes! You see, this is a huge lesson in HOW to make goals. I’m sure you’ve heard about the man who asked a genie for a brand new car so the genie granted him the wish…except the car didn’t run. Goals specificity. Do you want to start a business, or do you want to start and maintain a profitable business? Do you want to buy a house, or do you want to buy a new house worth $200,000 or more? Do you want to go back to school or do you want to earn your master’s degree?
The first step to goal-setting is to set the right goal. Be as specific as possible. Make sure you know exactly what you want and then go for it!