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Do Goals Suck?

Yes, I know.  How dare I ask such a question.  Especially this time of the year.  After all, for many of us ‘The New Year’ is nearly synonymous with goal setting.

In fact, as of today, I estimate that I’ve received nothing short of 50 email messages from various people in the health, nutrition, and coaching industry.  ‘How to set goals’, ‘How to complete 2012, and create 2013’, ‘How to commit to building my business, dropping weight, exercising more, eating more vegetables…’

Of all these messages, I have a few favorites.  Each of them offer a different approach and perspective.  Thought I’d hook you up:

I actually happened upon the video on my own and found it to be a refreshing change of pace.  Plus, the title of the post made me laugh.

If you are a fan of Leo Babauta (www.zenhabits.net) and Tim Ferriss (author of 4 Hour Work Week) then I think you will dig it.  If you have no idea who these guys are, in my opinion you would be wise to add them to your list of ‘people to know’.

The ‘Clif Notes’ version of the video, there is a ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to setting goals.  Too much structure and rigidity and goals can be detrimental.  And what if you let go of being fixed on a particular goal?  You might find a certain freedom in being able to wander and experience results beyond what you imagined.

Take a look, and let me know what you think.

–Annemarie

 

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