Why Traditional Goal Setting Just Doesn’t Work

December 6, 2013 | Roger and Susie Engelau

Face it. You’ve set dozens of business goals that you’ve never achieved.

It’s a pretty demoralizing experience, isn’t it?

When you get started, you’re all in. You’re energized and excited with promises that “this time it’ll be different”.

Then, at some point your motivation wanes. Next thing you know, you’re putting it off. You stop thinking about it. You stop pushing forward. You get distracted.  And, when you look up, you’re back to your old habits, and, by extension, your old results.

Your problem?

You haven’t tied your goals to your WHY.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time talking about how important it is to know your Why. I shared a valuable exercise  to help you discover your Why.

Today’s post will help you make the connection from your Why to the day-to-day actions that transform it from a concept on a page to a living, breathing realityso that you can meet your goals now and in the future.

First, I want to introduce you to one of the most powerful business planning tools on the planet. It’s the One -Page Strategic Plan by Verne Harnish.

On a single sheet of paper you’ll see exactly how to build a company focused around your Why. This is what Harnish calls your BHAG, or Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Itincludes your 10-30 year plan, your 3-5 plan, your 90-day plan, and your weekly action steps over the next 10 weeks to get you there.

You can download your own One-Page Strategic Plan for FREE here.

Why is this so important?

When you make the connection in your mind from what you’re doing today to that thing you feel most passionate about which is the life mission you’re called to perform (in other words, your WHY), you’ll discover an unquenchable fountain of motivation within.

This type of Why-basedmotivation will help you meet and even surpass your goals.

In the end, we fail at achieving our goals because we don’t really care about them. They aren’t connected to something deep.

This simple tool will change that for you, and the results will be incredible.

So download it now and then come share your experiences at my next Growth Plan Workshop.  In the 7-hour Growth Plan Workshop (that’s with a hot lunch included) you’ll get:

  • A clear picture of where you want your business to be in 10-30 years, a 3-5 year plan, a 90-day plan, & a ready-to-implement Action Plan to get you there
  • Your 12-month goals broken into bite-size quarterly goals, monthly milestones, & weekly actions
  • Strategies to build your profits right away

Click here to reserve your seat.

Fri, Jan 10, 2014  9—4:00pm

The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport, 8910 Hatfield Dr., Indianapolis  46231

Cost is $247 at the door, $187 in advance, and FREE for clients.  Right now I’m offering an Early Bird Special if you register by 1/3/2014 for $97.

We can’t wait to see you winning!