Duke’s Weekly Reads: Goals

Goals

 

We’ve made it to the end of 2015. Every week, my team and I will be delivering you a list of favorite articles, tools, and resources as we discover them. Maybe you are wondering, “Duke, why would you do that?” I am so glad you asked.

For one, I want to provide everyone who visits www.DukeMatlock.com with extraordinary value and information.

Being at the brink of a brand new year, many will be discussing “New Year’s Resolutions” around the holiday gatherings and football games this week. With that being said, we have found some of the best resources and articles to help you create and work on new goals for 2016.

Maybe 2015 was a year of transition for you and goals were not at the top of your “to-do” list. Even if this is the case, 2016 is a brand new year for a brand new you.

Without further ado, here are our top recommendations for this week.

 

IQ Matrix: How to Set Smart Goals

Whether we like it or not, goal setting is an integral and important aspect of all our lives. For some of us, this is a conscious process, however for many others it is an unconscious act that has very little direction or purpose. Some people may even be surprised to learn that they are actually setting goals on a daily basis.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting by Michael Hyatt

This always surprises me, given the fact most people know intuitively (and research has proved) that those who write their goals down accomplish significantly more than those who do not write their goals.

Some of this, I suppose, is just inertia. But from years as a corporate executive and now as a mentor, coach, and occasional consultant, I know that most people have just never been taught how to write effective goals.

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Please Interrupt Me by Dan Miller

At this time of year, I love setting goals and encourage everyone I meet to do the same.  Most every notable accomplishment I’ve experienced, I can track back to having a clear goal.  The books I’ve written, trips to places like Africa, selecting the cars I drive, having a Sanctuary on our property, developing a beautiful hosta garden, and learning Spanish all began as a written goal.  However, I know that some of you just resist the process, believing that setting goals takes the spontaneity out of life.  That you will never again be allowed to impulsively go to the movies, take a walk or enjoy the sunset.  Actually, I expect the opposite results.  I expect you to have more time to do those things – and more.  And that has caused me to rethink my model for setting goals.

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First Goal of the New Year: Resolve Not to Resolve with Caryn Chow

New Years is notorious for perpetuating the unhealthy habit of making resolutions. Unhealthier still, is that some of these resolutions remain the same every year, with very few people ever achieving them.

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P.S.: Here is a free resource for 2016, from Dan Miller!

48Days.com Dan Miller Goal Setting Worksheet Get it here:  Download

 

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