Goal setting is easy. This is why so many people set goals.
Goal attainment is tricky. This is why so few people achieve them.
Goals: The difference between goal setting & goal attainment
- Goal setting is fun, liberating and can be completed in an hour.
- Goal attainment is fun, but requires ongoing commitment and a lot of work, often over a period of many years.
The initial set of goals, which took me from poverty to financial security for life, took me around 45 minutes to commit to paper. The work required to make them real, took me years.
Goal attainment caused me to stretch more than anything in my life. It required me to leave my comfort zones and stop blaming my past, for my future. It was the hardest, most fulfilling work I have ever done and I continue to set new goals all the time.
Set your goals, then do the work. That’s the secret to goal attainment.