No two people approach goal setting the same way.
We break down the spectrum of goal setters.
The Pessimist doesn’t even bother to set goals because why would they achieve them? Life is bound to throw too many curve balls their way to permit them to achieve their goal!
If that sounds like you, this is the year for you to take control and go after your dreams! Sure, life is going to be unpredictable, but you are stronger and more stubborn than you realize. Go get ’em!
The Underachiever sets goals but is so afraid of not achieving them, they set goals that are too accessible and thus are not inspiring. Which can actually lead to not achieving the goals because they weren’t inspiring enough!
If you have a habit of underachieving, make sure that the goals you set are rooted in your vision for the future and who you want to be and how you want to live.
Realists either don’t set goals at all, which can mean that they don’t take daily action to improve their life, or set very realistic goals, which can be uninspiring.
If you see a bit of the Realist archetype in yourself, make sure your goals this year stretch you a little. Take a page from the Dreamer’s handbook and find a goal that truly inspires you to take daily action.
Dreamers have a tendency to set lofty, inspiring goals that are not realistic or achievable. They have big dreams for their lives — an admirable tendency — but are less likely to take daily steps to achieve them.
Pro Tip: Set achievable, reasonable goals this year with our Down ‘n’ Dirty “Let’s Do This” Goal-Setting Workbook. And, if you have a habit of losing sight of your goals on a day-to-day basis, be sure to use our Visual Goal Tracker to keep your goals top of mind.
Ah, the classic Overachiever archetype. The straight-A student who is also in a band and the star of the basketball team. Overachievers tend to — SURPRISE —overachieve and set too many goals. This can lead to stress during the year as they are stretched too thin to really focus on any one of their goals.
If you have a tendency to set too many goals, do yourself a favor and focus on a maximum of four goals per year. With your laser-focus, you are sure to knock those out of the park and leave yourself space to go with the flow along the way.
Where are you headed this year?
Download our FREE “Let’s Do This!” Down ‘n’ Dirty Goal Setting Workbook (link in profile) and Visual Goal Tracker to set reasonable, achievable goals and stay on top of them throughout 2021!