What if, instead of planning what we want 5 or 10 years down the line, we focus on what we want one year from now? This is the question that entrepreneur Hailey Thomas has built her system of career coaching around. This week, Hailey talks about goal setting leading up to the New Year. As 2021 rapidly approaches, this episode can be your guide to finding the ideal goal-setting framework for you and your business.  

Types of goal setters  

In most cases, there are two types of perspectives that people have on goal setting. One is the type of person who loves setting goals and who finds pleasure and motivation in outlining what’s next for them. The other type of goal-setter is someone that dreads goal setting due to the pressure they place on themselves and often ends up feeling frustrated with the process of completing their goals.  

“The pressure of orienting goal setting through the “I should” lens isn’t helpful.” 

Talking to yourself about your goals 

With a positive and negative perspective to choose from, what often becomes the deciding factor on how someone views their goals is how they craft their language around their goals. Too many “should”s and “have to”s will spoil anyone’s motivation to complete the necessary work to achieve their goals and will leave them breaking under the pressure.  

“Whatever you choose, decide that it’s going to work and decide that you’re going to work at making whatever framework or process you use work for you.” 

Trying to find a leader 

As you guide yourself into new goal-setting methods, it’s time to find a trustworthy resource and guide to follow. This should be someone who you respect, who has a realistic method they stick to for concrete reasons that genuinely have benefitted them, and who is willing to change and evolve when things don’t work out as planned.  

“The anatomy of a good goal is one that has a timeframe on it. It involves an evaluation period, it gives hints to what this person needs to learn next, and it’s about their growth and integrity.” 

Taking a chance on a new framework  

Here’s the biggest secret of all: There’s not a singular “perfect” framework for you to follow. Although it may seem like some methods are hailed as the saviors of goal achievement, the process of finding your ideal goal framework involves experimenting and taking risks with new ideas, all with a positive perspective.  

“Truthfully, almost any framework for goal-setting works. Literally, any framework works. And we know that that is true because there are hundreds of ways to set goals, which means that someone has had success with those frameworks.” 


You can connect with Hailey through her website 

You can schedule a clarity call with Hailey to talk about your goals here: https://oyfn.co/clarity/ 

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