Why setting goals is BAD for you and your business

It’s mid December…

…which means everyone is knee-deep in their goals and resolutions for 2014.

I’ve been thinking about it myself. 2013 felt… heavy for me. Tough. Like walking through a swamp. I made a lot of progress in some areas (my marriage, my understanding of myself and the world, mindfulness and spirituality, Link to Yourself), and too little progress in other areas (by whose frickin’ standards?)

2014 feels rich with possibility. Beaming with opportunities and new beginnings. A brand new year at my feet, ready for me to make the best out of every minute of it.

So, I sat down, as I usually do, to do my goals for the year…

…and realized that it no longer works for me.

Looking back over my previous years, I realized that goals have only kept me from going in the direction I really needed to go, and have actually prevented from being successful. (Say what?!?!)

As soon as I realized that, I just knew that I had to share it with you.

So click play below and learn how goals can be BAD for you – including how they prevent you from getting more clients.

I kept it short and sweet, but I could talk about the issues with traditional goal setting alllllll day long. (No volunteers? Yeah, that’s why I kept the video short)

But I want to hear from you now!

What do you think?

How do you keep yourself moving forward in the right direction without setting goals?

Check back next Monday to hear the rest of the story – what  you need to be doing instead of setting goals to have the best year ever!

Also be sure to check back on Thursday for our usual blog post – Link to Yourself is going to become a twice-a-week (Shine your light Mondays and regular blog post Thursdays) blog! I just have too much that I can’t wait to share with you :)

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Comments

  1. Hi Laura
    This is interesting.
    What about setting goals for health? My goal is to exercise everyday.
    Goals keep you focused.
    I look forward to your alternative way.
    Regards

  2. Super thought-provoking video. I definitely agree to an extent that goals are often surrounded by frenzied, un-grounded energy and many people don’t approach goal setting with a healthy mindset. (We’ll have to have a conversation about sometime, too many thoughts to write here.) I actually prefer to reflect on personal INTENTIONS as something powerful that can keep us moving forward. They tend to be less material-physical than goals, more focused on desire and emotion: I intend to put myself out there more boldly this month vs. I want to book 10 clients this month.

  3. Super thought-provoking video. I definitely agree to an extent that goals are often surrounded by frenzied, un-grounded energy and many people don’t approach goal setting with a healthy mindset. (We’ll have to have a conversation about sometime, too many thoughts to write here.) I actually prefer to reflect on personal INTENTIONS as something powerful that can keep us moving forward. They tend to me less material: I intend to put myself out there more boldly this month vs. I want to book 10 clients this month.

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