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Purposeful goals

What’s it about?:Realistic, purposeful goals


New Year


New ideas.
New goals.
New targets.
New plans.


And so many self-help experts telling you that “you can make this your best year yet.”


How about something different?


How about an alternative approach to achieving your goals in 2018?


First of all…


Give up on the idea of “making this your best year yet.”


Can you feel the pressure easing off already?


How about making this “another good, mindful and meaningful year grounded in your core values” or something similar?


And then…


Take a long hard look at the actual goals you are setting.


Are they the right goals?


In my online leadership programme, I have dedicated 3 entire modules to a an area I call MotivAction.


And my definition of MotivAction?


“The degree to which you achieve your purposeful goals.”


You see…


Far too often, people set goals, but the goals were lacking meaning and purpose.


They were’t grounded in the right foundations.


So a key question to consider when setting your goals in 2018 is “Is the goal a purposeful goal?


Achieving goals with a purpose that is closely connected to to your core values and beliefs will be engaging, fulfilling and fun.


Achieving goals which are not aligned to those things that are most important to you in your life will waste your time and energy.


They will be meaningless.


So, always consider and remember the “motives” behind your “actions” (MotivAction)


Ask yourself…


When I achieve this what will it give me?
What will it give others?
How much does it excite me?
Why does it excite me?
Which off my core values are being fulfilled?
Which of my beliefs are being followed?
What are the losses if I don’t do it?
How much do I care?


And you may just find that 2018 becomes a good year.
A purposeful year.
A year with meaning.


I’m off to set myself realistic expectations and achieve all of my purposeful goals for 2018 and stop wasting time on those goals that are meaningless.


How about you?


To your fulfilment.





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Steve Neale
“Creator of the Limbic Performance System for Outstanding Leadership”


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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