Dart & GoalsI know that many of you are familiar with this scenario…you set your goals, you take off and you’re sprinting as fast as you can toward that goal. You’re pushing forward, taking long strides and push past the things that come up. You’re completely focused on where you’re going. Then, about a month or so into that stride you’re floundering or your efforts are completely stalled. You have no idea what to do next, or you don’t do anything. You see this every year if you have a gym membership. People—a lot of them, set health related goals and they flood local gyms come January and you’re waiting in line to use the machines. A month later, you’re not standing in line any more because they aren’t focused on that goal. It happens quite frequently.

There are a number of reasons people fail when it comes to their goals, but one reason is because goals seem exciting when they’re created, but then the excitement wears off because the goals don’t have any pull. When I say “pull” I mean the goals don’t pull you in, toward them. There comes a point when you discover that what you created doesn’t speak to you. So after the excitement is gone, there’s nothing there to entice you; nothing inside of what you created to pull you in and keep you there.

This happens because of the space people typically create their goals from. Typically people want to create something great, something fresh and new, but when they create they’re caught up in the everyday, usual run of the mill way of creating, which will have you stuck time and time again. Their intention is missing and they create from a space that lacks power. They’re stuck on creating somewhere to get to and forget about what they really want, which is how they want to feel once they’ve accomplished the goals they set.

When you create goals, you want to create goals that set you on fire so they pull you toward them. Start with your intention. Think about what your intention is. What outcome are you looking for? Maybe it’s increased income or more of the freedom that you wanted when you started working for yourself instead of someone else. Ponder on that end result then consider what that looks like.

Something else to consider is creating from a space of power. I’m talking about your own personal power. It enables you to acknowledge that you do have power over what your life looks like. Exercising it gives you authority over what things look like and what you produce in your life. Adding this acknowledgement to the mix when you create your goals, adds potency to what you create and it feeds what you’re giving life to. Of course, creating goals goes deeper than this.  This is just the tip of the iceberg but these two keys are a great place to begin.