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POWER OF THE WRITTEN GOAL

Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without a “strategic” goal it’s difficult to score. Strategic translates to articulating as a simple sentence, your “intent/goal”, one that’s relevant and realistic and which has an expiry date with realisation.

If you want to transform your life, you need to remind yourself, every single day, of what you truly want (this leads to transformation of self; not changing who you are). The reminder is a simple sentence can yield a POWERFUL difference.

Remind so you don’t forget. Write to commit. Life habitually gets in the way with other transactional “priorities”, none of or least of which is you. Transformation does not just happen! It gets happened.

You need to create a mindset of your future-self first thing in the morning. You then act as your future self for the rest of the day. The future is not “in the future”, it’s happening RIGHT NOW.

Unless you establish a lifestyle of reviewing, remembering, and engaging with your goals and purpose daily, you will make minimal progress.

In order to make extreme progress, you need momentum.

In order to get momentum, you need to be consistent.

Not just consistent, but you need to continually be getting better. In order to get better, you need goals that you’re actively pushing toward.

Repeating actions without a strategy is like addiction. There’s no progress. Goals have to be acted on strategically with feedback & feed-forward built-in.

Simply, “Feedback” involves inputs from identified “stakeholders”-their experience & observations on your efforts to drive the declared change. The next step “Feedforward” has stakeholders contributing fresh ideas to your action kitty. Working in tandem, this helps in several ways, including mitigating the perception trap

Success, then becomes inevitable, holistically.

For more research-based information, you may want to  check out :

Further reading :

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2018/04/15/neuroscience-explains-why-you-need-to-write-down-your-goals-if-you-actually-want-to-achieve-them/

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2 Comments

  • MAHESH NANDURKAR

    August 8, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Absolutely agree….bag on target….Great enterprising leaders would indeed follow Lesson 2 to their heart ..”The leader / manager should be more like a film director than an army general. Cajole performance from talent rather than command”.

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    • Ravi Santhanam

      Ravi Santhanam

      August 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks, Mahesh. Great choice of words “Cajole Performance”! Is it ok if I were to post a blog with that title? Of course, I will give you credit for the wonderful title.

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