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Person’s Goals reveals his Character

One of our Guest Bloggers perspective:  Goals reveal’s a person’s charater …….

Goals Character1It is that time of the year. Some are wondering how 2013 passed by very quickly. Some are reflecting on how effectively they spent the last year. How much have they grown or how much are they lagging behind their expectations. Some are busy jotting down their goals for 2014. Some are unaffected. Years come and go; they choose to go with the flow.

Anyway, if you have planned goals for this year, I have something important to share with you. Even if you do not have specific goals for the course of this year, we all want something at every point in life. Most of us are wired that way.

Do you give enough thought on what you truly want to do? Or are you just playing around. For example, there are people wanting to learn guitar because they think it is cool to play a guitar. There are people wanting to hit the gym because their neighbours seem divinely motivated to work out. There are people who travel so that they brag about their experiences to others. Is this your definition of setting goals? Or are you being fair to yourself and to life and are accountable for it?

A person’s goals reveals a lot about his character, his deepest desires, his longings and what he feels to be his purpose in life. Let us peek into the process of goal setting.

  1.      You get into deep introspection.
  2.      You set a goal.
  3.      You reach out for the required resources.
  4.      You get into the process of achieving it.
  5.      You are brave enough to ask for required help.
  6.      You reach it.
  7.      You are not the same person that you were at the step one.Goals mossion value

Now, it is not the fulfilment of the goal that brings joy. Real joy is when you look back and see how much you have grown internally in the process. How much it has altered and moulded your personality. How far have you reached in becoming what you want to be. What kind of person were you when you began and what are you at the end. Fulfilment of the goal gets you high temporarily but it is this realization that brings you joy that doesn’t fade away with time, it becomes a part of you and becomes one of the many things that define you. So goals are very personal for they have the capability to strike chords in your deep inside.

What happens when you do not resonate with your goal? You might give up for the smallest of obstacles. You might not feel empowered enough to reach the destination. Your focus might shift and you might not want to achieve it any longer. You might hate yourself for fooling around. Waste of time and effort, isn’t it?

David Nair taught me how to set the right goals. I ask myself questions like why am I doing this? Where did I get this desire from? What does this mean to me deeply? How is this related to the entity that I am in the inside?  Will it bring out my capabilities and let go of my limitations? Will this help me evolve to become that that I want to be? Ask questions that mean to you goals who U becomepersonally. Reflect on what, why, when of it, the universe will take care of the how. And you would be amazed to see how you just flow through the entire process crossing the obstacles, overcoming the limitations, effortlessly.

 

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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Planning & Goal Setting

 

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Another Year, New sets of Goals ….. Oh No …. What’s it all for !!!!

ReflectionsAs 2013 came to an end, many would have gone through a reflective period thinking what are my plans for 2014?

As we ventured into the process of set resolutions, goals, and plans for the coming year, a thought or two would float into our mind … for some it will go this way, hello, you did the same as you closed the year 2012, and were planning to move into 2013. The same would have happened for the previous year, and the previous year. What is going to make this year any different. So why go through the process of setting goals… What is so different in 2014 to make the effort of setting goals?

The logically reasons are plentiful, it will give the drive, the motivation, the clarity, etc., etc., etc… the list is endless.

Very frankly in today’s approach none of this will cement a solid goal setting framework for anyone, any year let alone 2014.

Then what would be the most logically next question… How could we live without goals? We were taught by these developmental gurus, to set goals, break it and drive through the year.

Well …. Friends the illogical answer to this logical stance is very simple… sunrise 3

I am going to work through a number of principles and share them over the next few blogs such that the assimilation of these basic fundamentals would put a different approach to setting and achieving your expectations, this year and the coming year.

My approach through this and the next few blogs would be from a holistic approach, with particular focus on emotions and the commonly referred feel factor.

Many would have heard the common catch cry, “Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile dreams and goals”. This is logical; it is a very matter of fact statement. Is this going to take a person far? Success means different to different people. It is like asking for a black forest cake, instead a chocolate cake is provided. Would you settle for it? A resounding no would be the response from most people. So the factor that triggers inside of a person is more than success…

Earl Nightingale reframes this in a slightly different way. To him “happiness is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal, or goal”.

Well, happiness crosses all boundaries. It is from within, it is a flame, it’s the chocolate cream icing, with the strawberries on that black forest cake. Now that happiness sensation is different Eyeand carries more weightage than the success. The latter has body, fullness, feel factor, as opposed to the former being very stereotype, flat and ok so to speak. “I get you,” type of feeling, another success, so what… the inner sensational button to satisfy the basic human need is minimal. This is so succinctly put by Victor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy, “the greatest human need of human being is for a sense of meaning a sense of purpose in Life, an inner unexplainable emotion”  – Happiness.

Look out on my next blog, I will be expanding into Desire mapping and Core Desire feelings as the pressure points for goals Cheers davidnair

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2014 in Planning & Goal Setting, Thoughts

 

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