What’s your #1 goal for 2019? What is the single accomplishment that would make the biggest difference in your life 12-months from now? Watch this short video on the power of singular focus, and I’ll look forward to your comments.
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2 thoughts on “#1 Goal for 2019?”
Great post Steve! I think a key variable in this concept is how narrow or broad your goal might be. Someone could “cheat” on this by taking 2 or more goals and combining them into one primary goal. As an example I have a friend who wants to (surprise) get into the best shape of his life this year. Really make a massive change in the way he looks and feels. He wants to completely transform his physique. In addition, as he is in his 50’s he wants to keep his brain sharp and prevent any mental decline as he gets older, as he has been more forgetful than normal lately, and does not come up with new ideas as easily as he once did. So he has two main goals for 2019 – one a physical goal, and the other a mental goal. I assume that both are equally important, and that he does not want to wait until 2020 to work on both. So instead of two separate goals, he could conceivably write a goal like this: “Completely transform myself both physically and mentally”. Would this meet the one primary goal criteria? I guess it comes down to judgement and how closely related the aspects are. An example of an even broader “single” goal might be “Lose 20 pounds and exceed $250k in revenue in my business”. Even though this is written as a single goal, it is actually 2 goals in one. The question then becomes, where do you draw the line?
Chris, thanks for your comment. While goal setting is not an exact science, the idea is to focus on a single major objective. The discipline of deciding which goal is the priority seems to be the key to this strategy. This is what professional athletes do. It doesn’t mean you can’t set secondary goals, but there needs to be one goal that takes priority. Hope that helps.
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