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Evelin
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How do you set your goals? Do you use a specific method/algorithm?

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Robison
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I personally follow an EMERGENT STRATEGY to set my goals but, what I have practically experienced is that prioritization plays a crucial role in actually getting where you want to be.

This as a discussion topic may be extremely subjective since, many psychological paradigms influence human behaviour.

I would like to suggest the following:

1. Always have a "VISION"

2. Convert the "VISION" into daily "GOALS" and "OBJECTIVES"

3. Use the "SMART" model it actually helps to filter out certain ideas

4. Always "PRIORITIZE" the goals and objectives

5. In exceptional situations, grab what comes along your way and "REVISE" how you go about things since, the world is dynamic and we cannot stick to one thing. Always be updated, never know how some of your personal life goals will end up obsolete considering the global environment.

6. "WRITE" (prefer writing over typing) all these down in a diary or journal, this creates an "EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT"

What I have seen in the Consultancy Profession is that, many choose Consultancy with a long term plan. However, end up in areas and careers that have never been considered, suggesting that even the "VISION" can be revised along the way.

This has been effective throughout my educational and professional aspects.

Hope this helps. 😊 

 

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Evelin
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Yes, thank you for your response! This is definitely helpful.

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Michael Taylor
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Evelin,

We teach a primary question to surface client goals around a subject. It is asked by the consultant and answered by them and the client.

It looks like this: "If we were to talk in two years and I were to ask you, "Is this subject completely successful and on the right trajectory?", for you to be able to respond, "Yes!", what would you need to be able to point at to illustrate that success? Do not tell me what has been done, tell me what has been achieved. Tell me what has increased, decreased, what has been added, what has been removed. 

i.e. Define the outcomes. They become the goals or start a conversation about what the goals should be. 

But be careful with the term goals. Here is a blog on the confusion it causes and how we deal with it: https://schellingpoint.com/blog/how-goals-damage-business-performance/

Hope that helps.

Michael

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Michelle
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"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” 

- Andrew Carnegie 

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L - Rathke
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@Michelle

That is a great quote!

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