Are you ever curious about how highly successful individuals win at Goal setting?
Do you ever wonder why individuals like …Richard Branson, Elon Musk set audacious goals…and smash them?
Well, if you don’t I do…and I think I have a clue.
Richard Branson, Elon Musk and other highly successful achievers are passionate about what they do.
Most Highly successful individuals love what they do. That is why they succeed at what they do
This brings me to what I want to tell you about passion and goal setting.
What’s the relationship between goal setting and passion?
The answer: goals motivate you to take action. But without passion motivation falters
This means that in order to follow through on your goals you must love what you do.
Why? Because passion is the fuel that enlivens you to take action on your dreams
If you have ever watched Richard Branson talk about his dreams about saving the planet, intergalactic space travel, helping the less fortunate in third world countries…
you can’t help but notice the enthusiasm that he exudes talking about these topics.
The truth is that passion burns within each of us and is translated into action only when you acknowledge it
If you want to experience success in goal setting, you must dig deep within yourself to discover your passions and make them part of your goals
Why? Because when you start to take action on your dreams, you’ll experience setbacks.
The fact that you set goals does not always translate to achieving them
Trust failure, temporary setback, and me you’ll experience. The only thing that will keep you going is your passion for the dream you are pursuing.
Passion is what gives you the enthusiasm to go from one setback to another…
on your journey to your dreams with stumbling and giving up.
If passion is necessary for goal setting success…
how do you discover your passions and make them part of your goal setting rituals?
The answer comes from finding out what makes you tick
You need to ask yourself this question:
What is it that moves you, excites you and makes your heart sing?
Do you have an answer to this question? Yes or no?
If you are clueless about the answer then, you may need to think back at your childhood…
What were you good at?
What did you spend most of your time doing?
It’s highly likely that whatever you spent a lot of effort on in your youth is something you’re good at doing.
The next thing I want you to do is think about what you do well and how that translates into something the world needs
For example, if you’ve always loved designing and building toys and you do it well, why not consider becoming an engineer.
If you always loved writing and do it well why not become a journalist, copywriter, author or songwriter?
Richard Branson had always loved speaking and networking in school and so he naturally started business and made a fortune with the Virgin group.
Warren buffet bought his first stock- 6 shares of Cities service (now known as CITGO). Buffet also sold coca cola drinks at an early age
As a first step, I would suggest that you make a list of what you think are your passions and then identify career that are easily matched with those passions.
Why? Because, you tend to associate success with financial accomplishment.
When you can identify that career that match your passions then, you’ll feel more fulfilled
The next step after you’ve discovered your passions is to start setting goals that will allow you to live it
So identify the passion/career you’ve listed above that appeal to the most and use it in your goal setting
That’s how you become a successful goal setter;
Discover your passions then make them part of your goals