Stop Setting Goals

Do this instead and you’ll accomplish more

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Goals aren’t enough

I recently shared how I spent countless afternoons shooting baskets. I did that like kids play video games and watch TV shows now. The difference is in my youth there were only 3 or 4 TV channels and video games meant Pong on a cumbersome game console connected to your black and white TV.

Goals are great when you want to accomplish something. But they’re not enough. They’re like the car you drive to work. They’ll get the job done, but they may not inspire you to do more than you have to.

What’s missing?

A mission.

A mission is the WHY behind your goals.

Why do you want your team to make a touchdown or score a field goal? Because if they can do it more than the other team does, they win. There’s glory to be had. Town pride will rise. And people will come together who might otherwise not know each other.

A mission is a movement that transcends all kinds of barriers.

Do you have one?

Your mission is what attracts people. It’s also the glue that holds them there. Goals have an end. Missions can go on, depending on how big the scope.

What’s yours?

Ask yourself, “What can I do to make this person’s life better for knowing and interacting with me?”

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