Choose One Goal

A few years ago, my friends and I started an accountability group where we shared our goals and met every week to talk about progress. I had goals around school, career, health, writing, travel, relationships and more. Initially, I was frustrated because I was setting goals but I wasn’t making progress on them. The problem was that I had too many goals and I was spreading my attention too thin.

I’ve learned that I can focus on a maximum of three goals, or just two if I want to excel at them. Since I have a job that I want to do well in, it occupies one of these slots. This leaves me with room to concentrate on just one or two goals at a time. However, I’ve come to realize that having numerous goals results in accomplishing none of them, whereas prioritizing a few goals allows me to complete them.

December 31, 2023

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