Goal Setting Information

Want to Learn Something New Today?


How many times do you say, "Gee, I wish I had of learned...?" How often do you avoid new tasks simply because they are out of your "comfort zone" and the task would involve having to learn something new?

I realized how slow we, as adults, resist learning. I've often heard it said that as we get older, our thought processes slow down and it isn't as easy for us to learn. Is this true? Or is it simply we don't want to learn?

When my daughter Kelsey was four years old I was watching her one day, I noted some differences between children and adults. The fact is, I was getting prepared to scold her, when it occurred to me that I should be quiet and study the situation instead. I was observing how she was learning to work with what she has and the tools around her.

Kelsey had dumped a small bucket of mud and stones on the pad behind the house which is typically where we set up our outside table and umbrella. My wife, Crystal, often cleaned this area by spraying it with the water hose, which washes pebbles and dust from it.

Before I could scold her she whipped out two brooms she had collected from where we keep our outside tools. Why two? Because there were only two! Likely she didn't know which one would do the best job, so she brought them both. The first broom she dragged across the mud with the brushes pointing upwards. This obviously did not produce the effect she was trying to achieve so she discarded that broom in favour of the other one. The other broom she dragged across the mud with the brushes pointing toward the pad. This was achieving the result she expected.

She studied the two brooms for only a glimmer of a second. She discarded the second broom and picked up the first one again, and this time she had the brushes pointed toward the mud.

Finding the right tool, and learning how to use it is part of the daily life for someone who is 4 years old. Each day is filled with new challenges and they greet it with such enthusiasm. Could our lives benefit by adopting such a strategy? Could our businesses benefit from us learning at least one new thing everyday?

About The Author

Steve MacLellan is the author of "How to Build Used Car Websites" and has been doing web development for small/medium sized businesses since 1998.

http://carsite-marketing.com

steve@carsite-marketing.com

  


MORE RESOURCES:

The Science of Goal Setting
Huffington Post
Before setting goals it is important to think about your big picture. Step #1 is about looking at where you are right now. Step #2 is all about looking at where you want to go. On a piece of paper or on our downloadable goal setting worksheet answer ...



Forbes

Kris Duggan: How Companies Can Master Goal Setting
Forbes
I recently spoke to Kris Duggan, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of BetterWorks, an enterprise goals platform trusted by high performing companies to engage, empower and cross-functionally align their workforces. Prior to BetterWorks, Kris was the ...



Bersin by Deloitte: Effective Employee Goal Management is Linked to Strong ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
"The link between effective goal-setting and management processes and business outcomes is especially important today as rapid changes in the business and technology landscapes have created the expectation that employees be more agile, autonomous ...

and more »


Organization, persistence key in goal setting
The Durango Herald
Goal setting can be likened to picking a place for you and your family to spend a vacation. Planning is akin to mapping out a route to get to your vacation spot. Tracking is checking your current location against your map to see if you are on course ...



Fast Company

The Secrets To Setting Goals And Staying Motivated (Even During The Holidays)
Fast Company
"Setting goals used to be an annual task that was put in a drawer and dusted off at the end of the year," he says. "Instead of using goals as an operational tool, employees would work on what they thought was best in the moment. What they wrote down ...



Set smart goal-setting strategies
Business Management Daily
Setting goals is an essential step toward getting where you want to go in your career. But how do you choose the right goals and timelines for achieving them? That's what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum: “I had an idea that I would set ...



5 easy-to-implement business goals for 2015
Inman.com
With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time when most real estate agents focus on creating a business plan and setting their goals for the coming year. But before you get started, it helps to look at what you achieved this year. Did you ...

and more »


Daily Mail

QPR's win over Leicester featured an incredible 52 shots at goal - setting a ...
Daily Mail
There have been three top-flight matches since 2006 that have seen 49 shots on goal - Man United's 3-0 win over Tottenham in August 2011, Bolton's 2-2 draw with Blackpool in November 2010 and Everton's 3-0 win at Swansea City in September 2012.

and more »


The Clause

Goal-setting and support motivates swimmer
The Clause
Her mother, Sonia Santa Ana, spoke to her daughter's strength in goal-setting, noting its reflection not only in swimming but in other personal ventures such as piano. “She's always dedicated,” her mother said. “When she sets a goal, she has the ...



NEWS.com.au

The number one way to get fit quick
NEWS.com.au
The interesting thing about setting a particular goal is that once you say it out loud, to someone else, it becomes REAL. A goal kept in your head, all to yourself, is an easy way to become flaky with it and pretend it's not real — but to get it out ...

and more »

Google News

Article List | Index | Site Map
All logos, trademarks and articles on this site are property and copyright of their respective owner(s).
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is Copyright © 2006 CanadaSEEK.com - All Rights Reserved.