In Others’ Words: Becoming Someone of Worth

 

Setting Goals 2016 FINAL WITH CORRECTIONS

Goals.

I’ve read articles about goal-setting. Sat in workshops about goal-setting. I know that goals should be S.M.A.R.T. :

  • SPECIFIC
  • MEASURABLE
  • ACHIEVABLE
  • REALISTIC
  • TIME-BOUND

 

All good tips for helping me (and you) break down goals so that we can reach them.

But all too often we focus on the goal — where we want to go — and we forget about who we are and who we become in the process of achieving our goals. 

We’re purposeful in what we’re doing, but we lose track of our hearts. Our values. Our passions. Along our way to success, we lose ourselves.

Here’s a thought: Maybe, just maybe, the next time we’re writing down a goal, we ask ourselves three questions:

  1. What do I want to accomplish?
  2. Who do I want to become in the process of working toward this goal?
  3. Is that person someone worth becoming?

Here’s an example just off the top of my head:

  1. What do I want to accomplish? I want to declutter my house. (Don’t ask!)
  2. Who do I want to become in the process of working toward this goal? I want to become a person who is free of stuff — not hindered by things, not tripped up by disorganization.
  3. Is that person someone worth becoming? Yeah, I think so.

In Your Words: Let’s talk about goal-setting today, shall we? What goal(s) are you working toward right now? Try applying the three questions to your goal(s):

  1. What do I want to accomplish?
  2. Who do I want to become in the process of working toward this goal?
  3. Is that person someone worth becoming?
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4 Comments

  1. April 5, 2016, 6:17 am   /  Reply

    When you finish decluttering your house, come to mine! 🙂
    Lately my goals have been automatic–sign a contract, have a deadline, which becomes my goal. Although I do have a goal of redoing my bathrooms this summer, but not sure that will make me a better person…at least not during the reno! Great post!

    • April 5, 2016, 9:55 pm   /  Reply

      Pat: It’s true that goals can become automatic. I think that’s why this quote gave me pause: who am I becoming in the midst of all this goal-setting?
      I do know writing a book (which is so often a goal) has changed me — for the better, I hope.

  2. April 5, 2016, 10:34 am   /  Reply

    Just getting through each day’s enough, and it”s not who I want to be at the end of the process, but what.

    Alive.

    • April 5, 2016, 9:56 pm   /  Reply

      Andrew,
      I know that you are focused on each day as it comes, but I also know that in the midst of each day you are also determined to be yourself and to hold onto your values. You are becoming, more and more, your truest self.

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