We’re all great goal setters when we have to be.
Give us a crisis and a deadline and we become goal-setting pros! The proof of this is how we respond when we have a deadline. We may have been goofing off, wandering around and wasting time, but once a deadline pops up, we spring into action. We automatically calculate how much time is left, what needs to be done, what we can do ourselves, and what we’re going to have to get help on. At this point, no one has to tell us to work hard because we automatically go into overdrive getting things done in rapid fire fashion.
We race to the finish line – once again pulling out a miracle at the last minute! Yet most people think of themselves as very poor goal setters.
This idea comes from the fact that there comes a time where they say they’re going to:
- lose weight
- save a certain amount of money
- learn how to speak a language
- learn how to play an instrument
- clean out the garage and closets
- reach a new record at work
…and then fail miserably. There’s no real urgency so they don’t take it seriously. As a result they say, “I’m just lousy at goal setting.” But that’s not true. The truth is, all you need is a reason. So why not create one?