Smart Goals

I have always loved the chase of a goal over the actual moment of achievement. The chase is what gets me out of bed every morning before 5:00am. The internal challenge, the calculated risk, the art and science of problem solving, the hype of meeting a deadline, that sparks motivation and drive that is unbelievable. This means maximizing every moment of your day. It means blocking out dedicated, non-negotiable chunks of time on your calendar to put in the work to achieve the goal. I applied a trick early in my career: cut your deadlines in half. From small tasks to big projects “work expands to fit the time allotted” if you give yourself two months to get something done, you will probably take two months to finally do it. However if you have only two days to complete that same task and its treated as a priority you’ll find a way to make it happen. Give it a shot as you pursue your next goal, use your instinctual hunger for competition with yourself. The most important rule “always look at goals from the end, not at the end” mentally place yourself already where you want to be and it will happen!