many people I hear talking about or even teaching
anything in relation to achieving goals tend to use
these words "goals" and "outcomes"
interchangeably like they mean the same thing. I am
adamant they don't.
I'm working with Clients or Students I talk about
both goals and outcomes as separate. Let me explain…
you have ever done "board breaking" in a
personal development course or the like, you know
the one; where you write either your goals or obstacles
on a board and then punch it to break through to your
achievement or bust through what's holding you back…
if not, believe me people do it - just like in martial
arts demonstrations. The thing is, there are two ways
to teach you to do it. One which would result in your
hand getting broken and the right way.
could teach you to aim to hit the board but what happens
then is there isn't enough energy to carry through
to board; rather when your fist stops at the board
the energy will effectively rebound through your wrist
probably breaking your knuckles and possibly breaking
your wrist - NOT GOOD!
other (and right) way is to aim BEYOND the board so
that the energy carries you through to the other side.
another Training Event we will run in 2012, called
"The Inner Game of Everything" (a 5-day
live in immersion), I am going to teach Goal Achievement
through Archery (it goes beyond just the metaphor
of "on target" though). In archery, if you
aim at the "target" you'll most likely miss.
You must aim above and beyond to hit the bulls-eye.
think of this - if you walked out onto the street
of nearly any western country today and asked someone
if they wanted to be rich they would most likely say,
"Yes". And if you asked how rich the most
common answer is, "a millionaire". This
is interesting because if you then asked what does
that mean they are not likely to give you an economic
definition of millionaire but rather they would start
describing "life-style symptoms".
like being able to travel, living in a great house,
driving a beautiful car or having enough money to
send their kids to the best school. This is not being
a millionaire but rather they outcome they want the
"millionaire status" for. It's not the millionaire
thing they want at all but rather the OUTCOME.
are what truly drive us and they come out of achieving
out goals. Goals are just the necessary accomplishments
along the way that lead us to the outcomes that we
do you use this?
living beyond your GOALS ACHIEVEMENT and aim for the
outcome - let the energy carry you through the goals.
of a goal you have right now.
yourself what do I want this for? or
will this create for me, my loved ones or what it
is I care about most?
the Outcomes you truly desire are not going to be
created by these goals - time to examine the goals!