Change How You Set And Achieve Goals To Prevent Failure, Develop Your Skill Stack
I want you to re-structure it to having one “Vision Statement” – your long-term goal/endeavor/vision.
Underneath the umbrella of your vision statement, write down multiple projects that is conducive towards that vision.
The “vision statement” is like a company’s mission statement. Despite a company’s size and grandeur, they’re successful because they have a specific mission statement that’s at the core of the company.
Make it so for you.
Have one vision statement, and then multiple goals/projects that’s headed towards that vision. Here’s why that’s beautiful:
1. You’re headed down the path towards your vision. You alleviate yourself from the ‘shiny ball syndrome’ where you’re ADD and loses your focus and attention to whatever new stimuli there is.
2. You maximize your opportunities by having multiple projects – since you’re never turning down new opportunities that could possibly be completely different from what you’re doing now.
Since some of these projects/goals will not pan out, you won’t feel like a failure since you’ve always got other endeavors on the way to your vision. You also get the benefit of acquiring something valuable with every endeavor failed or successful: you acquire a skill-stack (a group of skill-sets).
For example, I have a very unique and specific-to-me skills stack (that no one in the world has).
They’re all underneath the umbrella of my vision statement and its fulfillment.
I’ll share with you my vision statement:
“Emancipating Women and Men. Having A Location-Independent Business Whilst Financially-Independent Doing What I Love.”
You notice that all aspects of my business from my books, to my social medias down to my professional services are towards the fulfillment of that vision statement.
So you see how all aspects of my life, even my going to the gym and my relationships, are conducive to that vision statement? To recap: have a vision statement. Have multiple projects/goals that are conducive to that vision statement and you won’t feel like a failure and also acquire lots of skills. You’ll also maximize your opportunities by being open to new ones that present themselves.
To see one of the books I wrote that embodies my vision statement, check out this book.
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