What is the difference?
STATED GOAL = the goal we say out loud, put on our 411, and STATE we WANT or NEED to accomplish.
REAL GOAL = The level of ACTION we are actually willing to take to achieve the desired outcome.
Action translates into our behaviors or habits.
REMEMBER there is ALWAYS a PAY OFF for any BEHAVIOR we are choosing NOT to do or the behavior we choose to REPEAT.
One of these will always win the battle…Real or Stated.
Was your 2018 GOAL a REAL GOAL or a STATED Goal……
How do you KNOW? Just look at your outcome. That was your real goal. There is really no other way to look at this. We always reap what we sow. So your results will always match the level of activity you were willing to hiut.
Now the dangerous part. We JUDGE ourselves at the LEVEL of the STATED GOAL……and yet we OPERATE (or take ACTION) at the LEVEL of the REAL GOAL…….
Meaning our ACTIONS match the REAL GOAL while we judge ourselves according to the STATED GOAL…What is the impact of that? You be the “judge”. What feelings do you suppose arise when we JUDGE ourselves according to the STATED GOAL?
Our actions must align with your true desire. When there is alignment of words and actions, big things happen, goals are accomplished…. And when there is lack of alignment nothing is accomplished as desired and confusion is the result.
WHAT ARE THE CLUES?? You’ll hear yourself using words like I NEED TO – I HAVE TO – I WANT TO…..
Well, if you were really planning on doing it, wouldn’t you be DOING it as opposed to ‘needing’ to, ‘having’ to, or ‘wanting’ to?
So what’s the SOLUTION:
Look at your calendar. The level of activity you have scheduled and the calendar you are willing to keep will show you what your real goals are for the coming year.