Resolved Versus Dissolved Goals (2019)

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September 17, 2018
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It’s that time of the year again, and almost everyone set goals.

Almost everyone knows the formulation for goal setting now.

Set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Timely goals and in other words set SMART goals.

Some goals can be resolved when set smartly however for many no matter how smart the goals are set, their goals remain unresolved until at some point down the line they will sadly be dissolved.

The problem with dissolved goals is that they will then become the basis for most of our triggers for stress and anxiety.

Now, there is one thing that you MUST pay attention when setting goals for resolution.


Are your motives connecting you to your SMART goals?


Are they disconnecting you from where you currently are?

If you are setting goals to disconnect from where you currently are, no matter how specific you try to be, you are DIRECTIONLESS. You will take action and push for as long as you are relatively away from where you currently are; however, sooner or later the waves of life will take you back to the shore and your SMART goals, in this case, will never be resolved.

So for 2019, when setting goals

ASK your self:

“What is important to me about this particular goal? “

So then ASK again:

“Why is it important?”

In your answers, if you are using:

  •   Negation,
  •    Comparative adjectives such as better
  •    Modal operators such as must, should and ought to

You are still carrying some degree of conflict and only disconnecting moderately from where you are.

However, if your answers are 100% connecting to your SMART goals, then in your set timeline (sooner or later) you will have some lovely resolved goals.

Now, go and set SMART Connecting goals.

Happy 2019.

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