Goals are important: If you don’t have goals, you are working for the goals of someone else.

These are the 10 most common mistakes when setting powerful personal goals:

  1. Not Tangible: An external observer must be able to determine if you have achieved your goal. 
  2. Low Energy: If you think about having achieved your goal, do you feel a sensation in your solar plexus?
  3. Short Term Reactive: The timeline of each of your goals should be between 6-12 months.
  4. Too Easy: You should have a 50/50 chance of achieving your long term goals.
  5. Unfocused: Having 8-12 goals provides a great balance between reality and ambition.
  6. For Others: Don’t confuse the goals of someone else with your own goals.
  7. Out of Your Control: Make sure you can take ownership of the process to achieve your goal.
  8. No Development: Identify which new skills or behaviors are necessary to achieve each goal: Then make a goal to build these skills or behaviors.
  9. Depressing: Always describe the goal in positive terms.
  10. Lacking Perspective: Make sure that you’re very clear why each of your goals is important to you.

Why not decide today to become an unstoppable goal achiever?  

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