Personal Progress: It Is Time To Begin

If you’re a Service Leaver, Veteran or Reservist who is adapting to life after the military, my weekly emails will help you.

Once you start looking at all your ideas and goals, there’s little point in letting them gather digital dust.

It’s time to act.

Zig Ziglar was an American author, salesman and motivational speaker unlike any we have today.  

He is legendary in his field owning to his generous and empathetic posture when it came to giving people what they want.

His goal-setting canvas is pretty nifty too.

The sections of the canvas to get really clear on what you might do, how you might do it, who’s help you need and what success looks and feels like. 

It’s more of a project management tool than anything.

And if that’s looking like a lot of work, that’s because it is – unapologetically.

Frustration will surface and if you’re feeling resistance – I’d say that’s a good sign. 

Discomfort shows us we are in the messy awkward moment of learning and you probably felt the same the first time someone showed you a SMART goal sheet. 

But you’ve grown now and so have your goals – they need a more grown-up approach. 

If you want to take minutes few to throw together a bunch of goals using SMART – feel free to do so. 

So long as you consider whether this is really how you want to keep doing things. 

How might now be a good time to try doing goal planning differently? 

Change that status quo, because this time – it might just work! 

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