GOAL SETTING: Your Indiana Jones Moment
The Indiana Jones movies starring Harrison Ford were some of my favorite movies of all time. It was always “attention-getting” to watch Indiana Jones find clues, partner with unique characters, use non-traditional options/opportunities and keep a positive attitude as he found his way to whatever treasure he was seeking. And even when he attained the special item he worked so hard to find…he often was “rewarded” with the realization that his success brought forward a brand-new challenge!
Well believe it or not…the actions of personal or organizational GOAL SETTING can be YOUR Indiana Jones Moment!
Think about it?
First, when GOAL SETTING it is always important to review your past achievements and challenges in the form of Indiana Jones style clues to help you decide where you need to go next. What actions caused you to smile…no matter the work involved…when you saw a positive outcome? What pursuits required you to use many of the progressive skills, learning and experience from your past? Also, what other continuous improvement clues stand out in your mind that creates almost timeless energy?
Next, think about the multiple people and groups you have partnered with in the past…and have created something great! As you consider GOAL SETTING options, understand that “No One Goes It Along” down the trail of progress. Therefore, be sure to assemble concepts that involve potentially partnering with a diverse list of candidates…both old and new.
Finally, as your GOAL SETTING thoughts evolve beyond what’s been done and on to what the future will be…be sure to give non-traditional options/opportunities a chance! Think of how Indiana Jones would have used today’s technology in his Raiders of the Lost Arch quest? Resource/skill/knowledge/partnership asset-blending all will lead you to a solid progressive core of GOAL SETTING considerations.
And remember, personal and professional GOAL SETTING must not be a negative…just Indiana Jones progressive!