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Goal Setting: The Mastering Process

It is one thing to have goals. That alone sets you apart from most people. A leader must be constantly improving his/her goals. Today we continue on goal setting with the mastering process.

When we left off last week, we were working an example of a running goal related to lowering cholesterol and losing weight. Once a goal is set, the mastering process requires careful evaluation.

The Mastering Process

Make your goals better.

  •  Evaluate the design of your process.

Example:  After six weeks I will check my cholesterol and weight.  If  weight decreased and cholesterol lowered, it is successful thus far and should be ready to increase my distance or lower my time.

  •  Evaluate the implementation.  Don’t change your goal without faithfully implementing it first.

Example:  If after six weeks my cholesterol is still high and my weight has not changed, I must evaluate my ability to execute the plan.  Did I run four times a week?  Did I run two miles?  Did I run it under twenty minutes?  If no, my plan may be fine, but the implementation might be poor.

A leader is constantly in a state of evaluation and, thus, usually in a state of change. Change is often resisted in our culture, but growth is change. He who wishes to grow must be willing to change.

“Vision without implementation is hallucination.”  Benjamin Franklin