How many times have you set a goal for yourself (or your business) only to feel unfulfilled once you've attained it?
Business coach Rob Hanly shares why he thinks this is normal and somehow essential in discovering whether a goal is right or wrong for you.
Sometimes the only way you find out it was the wrong goal is by doing it. I think this is the hard part. And people, I mean, I suffered from this, and we touched on this in the last episode, you know, your esteem if you’re a kid and all that programming, all this stuff. But for me, I know there are a couple of goals I had.
And sometimes you make progress and you go, oh, this really wasn’t that important. And then you kind of beat yourself up, like I should have known. But there is no better way to know something than to do it. You cannot ride a horse by reading a book about riding horses. You cannot know that a goal is the wrong fit after, obviously, some deliberation, without going after it.
And it’s that idea that we talked about earlier, effectual thinking, effectual reasoning. Sometimes you need to do a sanity check and say, hang on. Does this matter right now? Because, yes, there’s the best fit practices of hey, you know, get yourself super financially secure, and then do that as quick as you can and then do this and do that. But that’s like, in a perfect world.
Maybe you can’t reach financial security tomorrow, right, if you’re just starting out. Trying to hit financial security when you’re in the first year of a business, it’s the wrong goal. It’s a step, you’re taking a step to that goal. But if you measure your success on financial security, by getting your business started, you probably will go through the J curve, you will burn a little bit of money up front, and you’ll feel like sh*t about yourself, which means it’s the wrong goal. You’re on the right path, but you’re measuring your success the wrong way. Maybe that’s a better way to put it.
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