Category Archive: Goals

3 Beliefs that Feel Right but Cause Harm

#1. Reaching goals provides fulfillment. You’re exhausted because you believe the myth of reaching goals. The only thing achievement provides is the opportunity to look for the next goal. The process is endless… Continue reading

Positive Discontent: How to Intervene Before Things Fall Apart

While he was on vacation, one manager’s team lost momentum. We discussed how to intervene before things fall apart. I gave him two phrases for reflection, protecting gains and positive discontent. “Protecting gains… Continue reading

Did You Know that Good Intentions can Defeat You

Bocelli sings like an angel, but he was wrong when he said, “All that counts in life is intention.” “The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.” Anonymous Intending: Intending is a… Continue reading

Christmas, Deadlines, and Procrastination

Christmas is a deadline that can’t be postponed. 4 benefits of deadlines: Focus. Urgency. Decisiveness. Action. Deadlines don’t work when goals don’t capture hearts and minds. December 25 is just another day if… Continue reading

The Dreamer’s Dilemma is Dissatisfaction

Constant dissatisfaction sucks the life out of frustrated Dreamers. You can’t find energy and fulfillment and live in constant dissatisfaction. You’re not a leader if nothing is ever good enough. You’re an unhappy… Continue reading

Why Goals are Dangerous and How to Make them Work

“If you want to achieve your goals, DON’T focus on them.” (Reggie Rivers former Denver Bronco’s running back.) Goals can kill you. Summit-fever: Summit-fever refuses to take NO for an answer. Nearly 300… Continue reading