Best Definition Of A Goal
The best definition of a goal is by Stephen Covey.
A goal is an end-in-mind.
A goal is a desired outcome. Not just any outcome, mind you, but a desired one.
In many circumstances you will get an outcome, it just may not be the desired one.
What Is Not A Goal
The following are what most people think are goals:
- Lose weight
- Make more money
- Write a book
These are NOT goals.
To-dos And Goals Are Not The Same
In fact, many people are ill advised on how to write goals. Keep this in mind: To-dos are not goals.
Some supposedly goals setting gurus, think “go on a date night with spouse” is a goal.
If you thought “go on a date night with spouse” or its variations are goals, then you’d be very busy.
Action: if you have goals written in the past, now is the time to take them out and review them. Does any of your goals fall into the category of to-dos?
Tomorrow, we’ll discuss the top three characteristics of a good goal.