BarroMetrics Views: A Process for Achieving Goals (Success Series)
We’ve completed the left-hand side of the ACT HEXAFLEX. Now let’s turn to the right. Loosely speaking, the right is the left-brain activities: the domain of success and mastery. There have been significant advances in this field; we have come a long way since Napoleon Hill wrote ‘Think and Grow Rich.”
There are two critical areas beyond the scope of this series:
- How we learn theoretical material – reading and memory; and
- How we turn theoretical knowledge into a skill – deliberative practice.
I’d urge readers to Google both topics – there is a wealth of material out there. Here I want to address the nature of goals and what need to do to attain them. In particular, there is a recent book “Deep Work” that I heartily recommend.
The first step for consistent goal achievement is to ensure our desired outcomes are framed in a way consistent with our core values. Goals aligned with our core values are more likely to be achieved. So, how do we unearth our core values?
An easy way is to engage in a values elicitation exercise. I have attached one example from Robert Brain. A better way would be to read Brownson’s Äligning with Our Core Values” (including doing the exercises).
With core values in hand, we are now set to take the first step to creating our goals…