I went to a Professional Development class today on goal setting. Historically, I’ve been pretty good at setting goals. I think it’s fun.
But, I wonder about the goals that fail – too focused on the outcome not the process? Not digging down to the why? Not specific enough? No if/then plan?
I realized I had rarely written down the level of detailed steps they suggested. Suddenly, I had a one page plan for a goal with solutions for every obstacle. Oh crap I thought – now I have to do it. I’ve addressed every excuse.
Ah – that’s why some of my goals are vague. I justify that I’m too creative – you can’t pin me down with details. I need to go where the spirit moves me. Mmm…hmmm…
Maybe not. Maybe the spirit can give me a great idea. But, the action is all me. Build some foundations for those castles in the air.
Move from Deciding to Doing.