With 2016 coming to a close and 2017 firing up, the thing that becomes top-of-mind to many is goal setting and New Year’s resolutions. The gyms get packed out with sweaty, carb starved people getting summer ready. Some plan to take that long dreamed of trip, buy that book they didn’t read last year and promise they will this year, or finally get their resume ready and find that job that will make them happy. Guys plan to treat her right and grab flowers and wine, girls plan to use that Cosmo “how to please your man” article. Yet, according to a study published in the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, 92% of people fail to achieve their resolutions…
So, what’s the proposed solution? F@#K SETTING GOALS!
Well, not exactly.
In 2009, one year in to building my business, I stopped approaching goal setting like a dreamy resolutioner and stopped planning everything out as though it was in my control to do so. The impact of seizing moments was dramatic on my feeling of self fulfillment as an entrepreneur AND it empowered me to take my $800 website and create over $200,000 in steady annual revenue – as a one man show, from home, in my mid 20s.
Setting goals is tough, accomplishing them is even tougher.
If it’s not because we can be our own worst enemy in the process of hitting the target, then it is because the world around us is in a constant state of chaotic change and uncertainty at every turning moment.