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Goal Directedness

What you will get: Reflections on being goal directed in the right direction.


“Goals are good”


And what’s more…


They are essential if you are to succeed andmake your dreams a reality.


Problem is…


Simply setting goals is not enough.


You might be a fantastic planner.
You might be SMARTER than Sherlock Holmes after 3 shots of espresso.
You might be the able to produce a goal plan more sophisticated and detailed than the London underground map.


But sadly…


This is all a waste of time, if your goals are taking you to the wrong place.


After all…


You wouldn’t jump in a taxi and say to the driver “it doesn’t matter where you take me as long as it’s fast and effective and well planned.”


So how come…


So many people keep on setting goals for themselves without asking exactly where the goals will take them and, more importantly, why they are doing them in the first place!


As Steven Covey describes in his famous book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” so many people climb to the top of their goal ladder and only when they get to the top do they realise that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall!


So even when you achieve your goals, it feels empty and unrewarding.


First of all…


Make sure your goals are in line with your personal values.


And what are your personal values?


Those things that matter most to you in your life.


Could be things like trust, respect, love, openness or fun.
Or maybe you value serenity, collaborating or freedom?
How about professionalism, achievement or making a difference?


The list of values goes on and on – and yours are unique to you.


(If you want to know more about how to know what your personal values are and how to integrate them into your daily life this is a topic I cover in detail as part of my online video programme the Limbic Performance System)


As Goethe so wisely stated:


“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”


And you and I know we are not like the many headless chickens out there, madly running after anything that comes their way.


As the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland once said to Alice:


‘If you don’t know where you are going, it doesn’t matter which way you go.”


One way of making sure you know where you are going in your life and go the right way is to make your own personal passion plan.


It’s personal because it is connected to your bigger purpose.
It’s passionate because it is grounded in your values.
And it’s planned because it’s realistic and broken down into small steps.


For example, here’s mine…


Personal Purpose: To make a difference to millions of people by sharing from my heart the best tools I know from the world’s of psychology and neuroscience.


Passion: To fulfill my purpose with integrity, inspiration, honesty, authenticity and fun.


Plan: To have shared my online Limbic Performance System programme with at least 20 million people by the year 2020.


I’m off to take the next step up my purpose and values-based goal ladder and fulfill my personal passion plan.


How about you?


To your success







Steve Neale
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”


P.S. Watch this space for some very exciting news coming soon!


Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership

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