The honest truth is, goals can be frustrating. Because we’re constantly being asked to define them, clarify them, and reach them, it can seem like more of a chore than an aspiration. Yes, I get it…it’s my goal to own a company one day…but can I just take a dang breather? Am I allowed to spend a day under the covers binge watching TV while not being reminded of what I’m not doing?
The answer is – yes absolutely! But also…I’m sorry…we can’t forget our goals completely. When used in an effective and not suffocating way, goals can be invaluable to forward progress. So how do we get over the feeling that “goals” are always lurking behind us…making us guilty and anxious? Follow these steps to get aligned and stop being shadowed by your goals.