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029: Becoming A Goal-Digger: Why Busy Business Leaders Need to Set Personal Goals

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Everything was different in 2020 as we all faced new and challenging hardships. Some goals shifted, some were thrown out the window, and some we were able to hang on to regardless of what was happening around us. However, no matter what 2021 looks like, we can try to find balance as we continue to lead our organizations and personal lives. 

If this new year continues to throw us curveballs, the great thing is, we are adaptable. With an initial plan, we just need to reevaluate and adjust when things don’t go according to that plan. So join us as we talk about focusing on your professional and personal goals.

1. Know yourself.

One of the biggest aspects of goal setting is simply knowing yourself and where you want to go. This may be more difficult than it sounds. But the point is that you can’t possibly make yourself better through goal setting, personally or professionally, without having some idea of who you are, what you truly want, and the why behind all of it. Are these truly your goals? Or are they ideas that have been pushed on you by others – a parent, a spouse, or someone else who might have misjudged your desires. Working through these issues will help you make more sound, reasonable goals that truly represent what you want.

2. It’s okay to advocate for yourself.

You matter. And choosing to make yourself a better person is absolutely a worthy cause. Don’t get caught up in some type of self-guilt that says you’re being selfish or inconsiderate by having your own set of hopes and dreams. You can look out for others while you work on your own goals – it isn’t an either/or situation. 

3. Don’t overdo it.

One of the worst things you can do when goal setting is to shoot too high and too far. Take it easy, especially when starting out. Consider possibly just making one or two goals in each area of your life. And make sure your goals are attainable! You want them to be specific, measurable, written down, achievable and with a time limit. These are the keys to good goal setting. 


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