Are you too goal-oriented?

Sometimes our focus on goals needs to be put into perspective.

Why?

Because there is much more to goals than merely achieving them.

Jim Rohn said it best when he said that the real purpose of having goals is in what it makes of us to achieve them.

It's about who we are becoming in the journey.  It's not the destination that makes us bigger and better; it's the getting there.  Setting and achieving goals is always massively important because without a destination there can be no journey.  However, the real challenge you're facing is not whether or not you're going to hit a target.  The challenge is whether or not you can come to the realization that your focus should be on how confident you are that you're doing everything in your power to be a better person today than you were yesterday.

Approach your life from this frame of mind and you will virtually erase the anxiety you often feel about reaching your goals.  As leadership expert John Maxwell pointed out:

"Whereas goal-conscious people lock onto a destination, growth-conscious people focus on the journey.  They see the big picture, and they understand success comes through a process."

In other words, if all you can see is the goal, then everything that doesn't fall into line with your efforts toward that goal will only cause anxiety and frustration for you.  But if you balance that focus with a conscious awareness of your daily growth, then everything - the ups and downs, sun and rain, blessings and hardships - becomes learning experiences that directly expand your personal growth.  You become more.  Do this and reaching your goal is a done deal because...
"Success cannot be pursued.  Success is attracted to the person you become." - Jim Rohn
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