Managers, teachers, and parents need to gain goal setting skills that prompt intrinsic goals based on optimally motivated, higher-level values. Individuals will benefit, but more importantly, it is a way to immediately begin shifting the values practiced in our organizations, educational systems, and communities.
If you find yourself challenging these notions, it is probably because most of us are conditioned to believe that setting goals for things we want (or think we need) – such as obtaining more money and the stuff we can buy with it–are part of “the secret” to success. #goalsetting
Find a bigger goal for success
“Are you struggling to stay motivated on your journey to success? Have your goals lost some of the shine they had when you first set them? If so, you might consider whether they are big enough to hold your interest.
You may have thought so at one time, but if your goals are not what you really want deep down inside, you’re probably trying to force yourself to settle for what you think you can get rather than what you really want.”
The solution to getting unstuck.
Aim higher Kick yourself in the pants and getting going already! Don’t let get into a rut and stay there. Find a bigger goal that can push your boundaries and rekindle the flame of motivation for you.
I believe that improving yourself – your skills, your motivation and planning for your own future – is the single best investment you can make with your time. #selfimprovement #personaldevelopment
To become an online leader, support others.
Today’s hyper-connected world places a premium on social conversation and collaboration, making it nearly impossible to build a digital following without supporting others. As motivational speaker Zig Ziglar used to say, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” But it’s important to be thoughtful about your online generosity. For example, when you share a link on social media, tell your online followers why you liked it or how it impacts them. Engaging with other people will show that you’re approachable, and will make others want to engage with you.