As the Cheshire Cat essentially told the aimless Alice in Wonderland, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” High Performance coach Brendon Burchard emphasizes that high performers “have more clarity on who they are, what they want, how to get it, and what they find meaningful and fulfilling.” With that
Tag: Stretch Goals
Are you cynical about New Year’s Resolution hype? Many people roll their eyes or make jokes about making resolutions. This may result from past failure to effectively plan goal achievement, with follow-up honest monitoring of progress. Author Brendon Burchard coaches the highest level performers in the world, & provides this helpful advice to self-monitor. Soft
An action plan gets to the “nitty gritty” of how we will set ourselves up for success. Here’s how to do it: Make a table with five columns, labeled “Objective”, “Actions”, “Support/Resources”, “Progress/Feedback”, “Time Frame”. In the Objective column, state your stretch goal and then the specific, supporting goal. In the Actions column, commit to
General Electric pioneered a system of goal-setting in the 1940s, in which employees developed their own specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals which became a contract for performance. In most cases, this dramatically improved work performance. But some units were setting goals that were trivial or short-sighted; they met the SMART criteria but
Setting goals can be the first step of turning dreams into reality. We’ll see more success when we set the right goals properly and use these principles to achieve them.