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Advice to Myself: GOALS as Waypoints, Not Endpoints

This month had prioritization spill over into a resource list, which got me thinking about ACTUALLY making sure priorities are our own, then shifting into goal setting.
This was when I found my advice to myself about looking at goals as an acronym. To remember that GOALS aren’t an endpoint, but rather a waypoint in our lives / careers.
Good Outcomes
Goals are more than just checkboxes on a to-do list; they are catalysts for positive change. When we set a goal, it’s crucial to focus on the quality of the outcome, not just the result.
Are we aiming for growth, both personal and professional? Are we seeking to improve our skills, enhance our team’s performance, or foster better client relationships? Good outcomes pave the way for continued success and satisfaction.
The word Always reminds us that goal-setting is a continuous process. It’s not a one-time event but a perpetual cycle of setting, striving, achieving, and reassessing. In the dynamic world of inside sales, we must always be ready to adapt, pivot, and set new goals. This mindset keeps us agile and responsive to changing market conditions and customer needs.
Goals should Lead us. They should guide our actions, decisions, and strategies. But remember, it’s not just about leading towards a numerical target. It’s about leading towards growth, innovation, and excellence.
Effective leaders understand that goals are a means to inspire and motivate their teams. They provide direction, clarity, and a sense of purpose, helping everyone stay aligned and focused.
Finally, Somewhere. Every goal leads somewhere. It’s not about the final destination but the journey and the progress we make along the way.
This perspective encourages us to celebrate small wins and incremental achievements. It helps us stay motivated and maintain a positive outlook, even when the ultimate goal seems far off.
Each step we take is a step forward, leading us somewhere valuable, even if it’s not where we initially intended.
Here’s to setting meaningful goals and embracing the journey they lead us on. May we always remember that the true value lies not in the destination, but in the growth and learning we experience along the way.
Stay inspired, stay motivated, and always keep moving forward,

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