Goals are important. However, too often, we either don’t identify them clearly or we set them so high it seems as if we’re going uphill.
When I spoke before a great group in Canada, I was at the Calgary Golf and Country Club in Calgary. Since I was there, I took the picture above from the back patio of the club. I learned the following on the club’s web site: “Established in 1897, the Club bought land on an isolated bend of the Elbow River in 1909 and began play in 1911.
The foundation of today’s course was laid out by the Scottish designer Willie Park, Jr. in 1922 and restored to his classic standard in a 2005-2007 major renovation.
PEOPLE HITTING GOLF BALLS UPHILL?
I’ll admit to you that I do not play golf and do not know much about the game or the rules. However, the reason I took the picture above was that it shows a beautiful flat putting green and then it shows people hitting golf balls uphill.
I realize there are hills on golf courses. This one just seemed steeper to me and it’s as if players were being challenged to hit certain marks up the hill. Those marks being the white circles in the picture, up the hill.
ARE YOUR GOALS ACHIEVABLE?
I got to thinking about the correlation of that golf course to us setting goals in life. As a result, too many times we set goals that are so far ahead that we don’t believe them. Thus, we don’t take action.
That might be the golf shot all the way up the hill in Calgary.
What if we broke our goals down to believable portions? Perhaps trying to hit the closest uphill mark in the picture above? Then, when we hit that, it might give us the confidence to hit the next mark up the hill.
Thus, if you have an important goal for this year, and you haven’t taken action, why not break it down into achievable and believable portions? As a result, you will take action on the first step and see what happens.
This could give your goals a lift!
A GOAL SETTING DAILY AFFIRMATION
“I’m breaking my important goals into achievable portions and taking action!”
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