Episode 202: Are You Setting Goals in the Right Frame of Mind?

You’re asked to set goals at work and perhaps even set goals for your life too. You use the SMART format, fill out the forms, yet why don’t you achieve what you want to? It has to do with the state you’re in when you set the goals. On today’s episode, learn how I teach effective goal setting inside of organizations that gets people excited and makes their goals feel more possible than they ever have before.
Questions to Explore:
PURPOSE: What is it about being your best self at work and in life that gives you a deep sense of purpose, meaning or fulfillment?
STRENGTHS: Reflect on 2-3 moments of excellence from the last 12 months (or as far back as you want to go), times when you were at your very best and fully alive.
What happened? Share a story of two with me…

What did you bring to these moments?
What qualities have you seen show up, when you were at your best?
Are there any strengths that maybe you’ve never fully appreciated or are under-ultilized?
What strengths might you be able to better leverage moving forward

GRATITUDE: Reflect on the people, the opportunities, the gifts that are all around you…
What do you value and appreciate most about your life right now? Share as many things as you’d like….

What do you appreciate and value about yourself, your family, your community, your work?

FUTURE: Imagine…a year from now, you’ve not only lived your best life but you’ve done it in a way that gives you a sense of pride, meaning, fulfillment…
If you could wave a magic wand, and make 3 wishes come true in the next 12 months, what would happen?

As you reflect on your wishes, hopes and aspirations for the next year, which one matters most and why?
Imagine every single wish came true…describe how that feels?

FUTURE SELF: Imagine…you’ve not only surpassed your highest hopes for the next year, but you’ve evolved into the person you’ve always known you could be, your true self…
How would you like to see yourself evolving as a person in the next 12 months?

What are the qualities, values, ways of being…that your highest future is calling you to embody, to become, to fully live out?



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