Goals…a short guide

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The word “goals” seems to generate a certain sort of emotional weight, for many, it’s a roll-your-eyes-sort-of-dread.

“…Not this again…”

I’ve found the following ideas to be helpful as we enter the annual season of goal setting.

1- Goals are guesses.

I’m giving you permission to relax as you think about goals.

No one knows exactly what they are going to be doing 17.5 years from now.

No sense in laboring over a false sense of precision. Guess.

2- Goals are flexible. 

It’s possible to be completely committed to a goal and at the same time open to changing it.

Don’t change your goal just because it turns out to be harder than you thought to reach it.

But you can change it if it no longer represents what you think you want to do.

Remember, it was a guess.

3- Goals are yours.

Not your neighbour’s or Instagram’s.


4- Think big goals & micro-actions. Against The Stream Opposite Concept Leader Goldfish

Having a big, scary goal gets you out of bed.

Repeatedly taking the next smallest step keeps you moving

That’s it.

P.S. Since sharing goals can help you reach them, leave a comment and let me know what you have planned.


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'Goals…a short guide' have 4 comments


    January 2, 2018 Patrick Carr

    Michael, thanks for the short reminder on goals and their power. I particularly like number 74 from your recent top 100 list. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” – Greg S. Reid – it now has pride of place on my fridge to inspire me for the year ahead. Thank you.


      Michael Yardney

      January 3, 2018 Michael Yardney

      Thanks Patrick – May 2018 be a year you achieve many of your goals



    January 2, 2018 Aaron

    I will be debt free this year.


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