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There’s so much talk about what we could and should be doing during lockdown and equally as much talk about people feeling guilty / inferior / down because they are not achieving what others seem to be doing during this time.
My last-but-one post about empathy is super-important here.
Just as important though is to recognise why we experience these negative feelings about what we’re not doing. This is a complex issue however one common reason is that we’re not confident in what we are doing.
This is why the art of goal setting is such an important skill.
Paul J. Meyer said,
Success is the progressive realisation of worthwhile, pretermined, personal goals.
In other words,
Success is goal directed action
Success is personal.
When I’m good at setting my own goals, whatever they may be, I feel successful when I’m making progress towards achieving them. When I’m focussed on my own goals and I’m feeling good about working towards those, I’m far less likely to be worried about what others are doing and what I’m not doing.
It’s a big subject so more on this next time when we’ll look at how to set goals that actually work for you whatever you’re facing right now.