Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #047 – Get goal-setting "just right" …For me, there is a zen to setting goals. Do you set them accessibly low, impossibly high, or artfully in balance? Regardless of the answer, the underlying motivation is important, because, as Michelangelo pointed out:"The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed."Do you set them low to go for a 'quick win' and build on it again and again and again? OR to avoid a stretch, to avoid failure, to avoid disappointment?Do you set them high to inspire a damn-the-torpedoes-full-speed-ahead massive leap? OR to avoid exposure, to avoid visibility, to avoid success?For me? Aiming 'outrageously' high works like magic! Back in the 1980s, a sales manager of mine taught me that "no significant goal has ever been reached without aiming for one higher." Based on that concept, I created a very practical and empowering three-tiered goal-setting structure that I still use almost four decades later… How high do you aim?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, December 31, 2018

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #047 – Get goal-setting “just right” …

For me, there is a zen to setting goals. Do you set them accessibly low, impossibly high, or artfully in balance? Regardless of the answer, the underlying motivation is important, because, as Michelangelo pointed out:

“The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.”

Do you set them low to go for a ‘quick win’ and build on it again and again and again? OR to avoid a stretch, to avoid failure, to avoid disappointment?
Do you set them high to inspire a damn-the-torpedoes-full-speed-ahead massive leap? OR to avoid exposure, to avoid visibility, to avoid success?

For me? Aiming ‘outrageously’ high works like magic! Back in the 1980s, a sales manager of mine taught me that “no significant goal has ever been reached without aiming for one higher.” Based on that concept, I created a very practical and empowering three-tiered goal-setting structure that I still use almost four decades later…

How high do you aim?

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