Yesterday I was invited to be a guest on a popular finance podcast and one of the discussions that came about was what should a goal be, a really big one that scares you or a more realistic one. My answer was simple, find out about how you react first.
What I mean is if you’re someone who needs realistic goals to drive you because the thought of missing a supersized goal will demoralise and sabotage you, then your goals need to be smaller and more realistic. However, if you’re an extroverted type of character and the size doesn’t faze you, then make them as big as possible. This type of person would much rather miss £1,000,000 targets than miss £100,000 targets.
But here’s the thing, whether your aspiring for a supersized goal or one you feel more comfortable with, if you don’t have the necessary skills to achieve it, or at least get within touching distance of it, the end goal is irrelevant.
The options available to you are as follows:
You either modify and change your goals, or
you learn to lift your skills accordingly.
For example, to become successful in the stock market you must know what to do, how to do, and possess the skills and correct temperament to actually be able to go out and do it.
Now some may have temporary success going all out guns blazing, but the lasting results require a clear goal and the necessary skills on a level to the goal to achieve long-term results.
If you currently aren’t getting what you think you’re worth, either change your goals or level up your skills and if you want to learn how to set better goals, take a look at my ‘Goal Setting Mastery’ workbook – Find out more. This works brilliantly with my FREE ‘Goal Card Template’ which you can get here.