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Lesson 2- Goals don’t work (yet)

Goals fail, not because they are not good goals or that they weren’t created using a tried and true system (SMART for example), they fail predominantly due to how we see, feel and perceive ourselves. This may be in the mirror, in our minds or in e-motions. Do you think Tiger Woods is failing in the golf world right now because he hasn’t set great goals or is it because his perception of self is no longer as high?

With goals I re-frame and call them dreams at the beginning of coaching. Dreams can be fluffy and outrageous, as long as you create a desire, but not necessarily accountability at this stage. Change happens when we can tap into an emotion.

Be brave and set one goal only right now – to define and appreciate who the best you truly is in the world. Invest time, energy and money (if you need to) in this pursuit. It will be your best investment ever – I guarantee it. I will be sharing with you over the next few musings, my humble thoughts on this. It’s time to get real. Or, if you want it all now, go to and purchase my book Born Genius – the Journey Back to the Source of True Success.

Ask yourself the question (no matter your self perception) “If I had one dream that would make me truly happy, what would it be?”

What is the one dream that would make you happy? Share with me on twitter and I can fill in some gaps on “how to”.

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One Response to Lesson 2- Goals don’t work (yet)

  1. Thanks Peter, this has been really helpful in understanding my current motivations.

  2. admin on September 14th, 2011 at 12:38 am

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