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Why Goal Setting Is Essential for Success in Business (and Beyond)

ClairtyGoal setting is crucial for getting what you want in business (and beyond). There is really no other way to produce real and lasting change. In fact, if you look closely at your significant accomplishments, of course, there was a thoroughly planned and well-executed goal behind it. Here are the reasons why goal setting is so important.

Clarity

Goal setting gives you clarity about what you want. Most of us have vague desires floating around in our heads. You actually create your goals twice – once in your mind and once later in reality. The clearer the vision in your mind, the easier it is to formulate concrete steps that will get you there.

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Saying sorry isn’t that hard!

As with most John Cleese movies, A Fish Called Wanda had some great moments. But, saying sorry need not be so, dramatic.
It’s tempting to just let our mistakes lie quietly and hope that they won’t be noticed or, that people will let ‘em slide. Let me disabuse you of those hopeful thoughts. You need to apologize.

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What's Stopping You from Setting Goals?

Taming Your Gremlin

As we head towards the New Year, it makes sense to do a few bits of writing about setting goals or New Year’s resolution or what ever ever it is you call making changes.  I thought I’d start with a different take on the topic:

This is for those of you who aren’t setting goals this year.

For the record, I think you should give it a go. Setting goals I mean.  So, what’s stopping you from setting goals?

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What should do instead of diving into really, really tough conversations?

Run AwayRun the Hell away:

(Not literally of course, but I do feel strongly, that those borderline angry conversations are massive traps. Do not do it!)

Let’s face it. You’re responsible for leading people and getting work done. For managing through challenging times, making tough choices and creating value. Sometimes, the pressure and competing priorities result in pissed off people and borderline angry conversations.

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