Benjamin Franklin once said, “If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail”. As we have entered the new year of 2022, collectively we are thinking about fresh starts and big plans for the next 365 days! But there’s never a wrong time to set a goal and plan for achieving. This is what makes life interesting, inspiring and purpose filled!
Unfortunately, many have bought into the idea that planning and goal setting look the same for everyone, and that’s simply untrue!
It’s exciting to announce a new goal! It’s exciting to brainstorm on the HOW, it’s exciting to take the first few steps…and then…it’s suddenly work, repetition and the luster is gone. Many times, the loss of luster takes away the drive for the result. What happened?
Nobody sets out to lose interest in their goals that once drove them to spend all that time and energy to announce, plan and act, but I’d say most of our population ends up here very soon after the initial excitement has set in.
Lots of speculation has occurred around the why, and books, podcasts and businesses are built around how to do it better. If all the information is correct and helpful, why does one person succeed while another fails? Is it will-power, want, intelligence or the sheer drive…or is it something simpler that we have missed along the way?
The answer became clear to me when I was the one frustrated about why I could hit some goals without much effort, while other goals that I worked so HARD to achieve felt impossible to hit! The goals were equally profound, one not being more difficult than the other, so my deduction always came back to me and where I failed. Over time, this made me feel like goals were a bit of a waste as I hadn’t really found success in achievement.
Clarity on the “why” set in after I began working with individuals on a neurological level. This is where I began to recognize that we achieve differently based on how we feel with that process, and that depending on how our most basic neurological pathways lined up…we could succeed and feel success, or we could fail and feel drained! Even if we succeed and feel drained after because we pushed through somehow, the goal was a bit less shiny than when we started, and we most certainly wouldn’t want to repeat that system.
Often I get asked about the best ways for people to achieve goals. My answer is always the same. Depends on the person. Once you know yourself, you will understand and feel so validated by the how for YOU!
It’s a learning curve.
There are two specific categories of people, and recently I did a video regarding this if you’d like to watch, click here. The two categories are GENERALISTS and SPECIALISTS.
If you feel like you align with most of these traits, you MAY be a generalist. You will always put a bit more weight on the result vs. the process.
Here are a few quick tips:
If you feel like you align with most of these traits, you MAY be a specialist. You will always put a bit more weight on the process vs. the outcome.
Here are a few quick tips:
These are just a few take aways, but if you’re looking to dive deeper into YOU and how YOU will best achieve and feel best achieving, click here to learn your own unique wiring and get a consult on moving forward with your goals!