Are you a Goal Achiever or Goal Misser?
Goal setting and goal achievement are separated by these words:
“Any task will take the amount of time you allow it.” – Gary Ryan Blair
That quote there is loaded with all the principles that either drive success or foster failure. How urgent are you about attaining your goals? Let me give you an analytical table that will help you to answer that question.
Here is a contrast between the behavioural traits of people who achieve their goals within planned times and those who seem to never achieve their goals.
|Goal Achievers||Goals Missers|
|Focus – See the goal in their mind’s eye and go for it without flinching or apologising||Easily Distracted – Set goals but do not visualize them. Carried whichever way the wind blows|
|Accountable – Take full responsibility of the results that they have or produce.||Blamers – Look for a person or circumstance to blame for not having expected results|
|Consistency – They do the small tasks that contribute to their goals repeatedly without fail until the results manifest. They patiently take the steps required.||Inconsistency – Have fluctuating commitment depending on their mood and how hard or difficult the situation or conditions are. They underestimate the power of little steps.|
|Positive Attitude – They are incurably optimistic, believing best outcomes all the time||Negative Attitude – Incurably pessimistic, believing for worst results all the time|
|Certainty – Believe that they will achieve their goals by following the plan they thought out and set||Doubt – They seek others’ opinions to validate their decided course of action. Their commitment depends on how others think.|
|Decisiveness – Resolute and conclusive about action to take||Indecision – Keep shifting the course of action to take|
|Self-reliance – they understand that if it is to be, it is up to them and no one else||Dependency Syndrome – Depend on others action for them to take action|
|Compress Time – Act with speed||Expand Time – Take their time|
|Discipline – Not afraid of pain. They push through it||Excuses – Justify themselves. Have plausible reasons why goals were not met|
|Cease the moment – Strike while the iron is hot||Procrastinate – Postpone start date and move deadlines forward|
|Meticulous – Pay attention to detail||Tardy – Do and act anyhow|
|Confident – Act on their knowledge and learn quickly what they do not know without shame.||Low self-esteem – Ashamed of asking what they do not know. Too self-conscious|
|Steadfast – Unshakable||Yo-yo behaviour – Not grounded|
|Patient – Understand that success is a process and they respect the process||In a Hurry – Always looking for the short-cut or fastest way of doing things|
|Self-control – They are masters of their lives and emotions||Circumstantial – Depend on the environment around them to set their work mode|
This list is not comprehensive but it paints the picture.
My aim in giving you this list is for you to take an inventory of the kind of action taker that you are. The weak link between goals and their accomplishments is in the implementation. The way in which you implement your plans is very dependent on your philosophy, your belief system. Which side of the table you have the most ticks is a reflection of your mind programming.
That opens a whole Pandora’s box of how you can then move from where you are to where you want to be if you see a gap. If you are keen to know how you can shift from being predominantly on the right-hand side of the table to the left side; keep an eye on your email inbox this week. I am going to share with you an amazing system for you to work with that will cause that shift to happen dramatically so you start producing the results you have always dreamt of.
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Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.