Success and Achievement: Why you should never pursue success and achievement as a goal

Success and acheivement

Are you one of those people who strive for success and achievement, yet the goal that you crave, always seems to elude you?

You are, great because you’re in good company.

Most people that I meet are striving to achieve goals in one way or another.

The big myth though, is that pursuing achievement or success as a goal is achievable. So let's lay that myth to rest once and for all.

Busting the Success and Achievement Myth

achievement

You will probably have realised by now that I'm passionate about helping people achieve their goals and having the success they deserve both in business and on a personal level too.

Any my guess right now is that you think I'm being contradictory.

Why, because I talk about achievement, yet I’ve just told you that pursuing it as a goal is futile and pointless, and you would be quite right.

Success, achievement, like hapiness are such abstract and undefinable concepts that pursuing them as an outcome is too vague and woolly for the mind to grab hold of and achieve (and it's the mind that is responsible for helping us to acheive those goals).

What you believe you become

An even more effective way of achieving the results that you want, is through a much more tangible approach, something that is real, like well-structured goals.

And you do want to achieve don’t you?

Having busted that myth, there are three further mistakes that people make in the pursuit of success.

Mistake #1: Letting the past dictate your future

dolphin

Look back at your life and you will see a pattern that looks like a dolphin surfing through the waves, with high points and low points.

I know when I look back over my life, that’s definitely the case.

Our mind works in mysterious ways and distorts our memories over time to the point that we believe we experienced an event, even though we were never there.

Depending on your MindSet at this point, you may believe that everything has been very positive or very negative in your past. It is all too easy to let those low points dictate your belief, your actions and ultimately your results whereas in reality they are often a distortion of the true events.

What to do instead?

Take yourself through a process of looking at the past and identify who or what you are being when you are performing at your very best. Look at the times when you were on form and being your superstar self so that you can easily repeat that behaviour and create the success you want and deserve.

Mistake #2: Having no purpose in life

purpose

In my work as a Project Management Consultant, I see many career professionals who turn 40 years old, and then question what they are doing, and more importantly, why they are doing it.

They all follow certain traits: they have settled down into a comfortable life, usually with a family, have a mortgage, a nice house and nice car, and they are secure in their chosen career.

If you are one of those people, just look at how much of the day you spend away from home: commuting, in meetings, keeping up with all of the trappings of a modern business life, phone calls, emails and text messages.

More and more global businesses are even more dependent on the internet, and even more professional are working ‘out of hours’ to meet the demands of their global clients.

Just ask yourself, how did we exist without a smart phone and email?

That awakening is a call from within, reminding us of the reasons why we chose our career, our husband, wife or partner.

Those reasons are still valid, however, they are probably no longer being fulfilled in the way that we first expected. Often this can result in a ‘mid-life’ crisis that starts a course of self-destructive behaviour. You have probably witnessed it in others: buying an expensive car or motorbike, having an affair or leaving their career to sail around the world.

Do you recognise any of those symptoms?

What to do instead?

The simple answer is to find your purpose in life. This will ensure that both your career and relationships are fulfilling your calling and your personal values.

Finding your True Life Purpose is a quick and easy process that can be done remotely over the telephone or through skype. To kick start that process now just head over to http://chris-hallett.com/discovery/ and book for complimentary discovery session with me.

Mistake #3: Leaving your goals to chance

Goals

Leaving your goals to chance is a certain recipe for underachievement.

In my work as a Project Management Consultant, like many others, I was trained how to write SMART objectives.

I thought how powerful that technique was. Also, like many of you out there, I came to realise that SMART was not the panacea that I sought, as I still couldn’t achieve exactly what I wanted.

Ask yourself this, why is that I still ‘fail’ to achieve all of my goals no matter how hard I try?

The answer lies in that training that you received when you started out.

Let me assume that you do write objectives down for business related projects and if you are aproject manager, you’ll do this frequently in the form of project milestones.

So how is it that you aren’t writing personal objectives down too?

The answer is probably because you haven’t been told that by writing those objectives down, you are also contributing to the success of your business objectives.

All too often though, most people never write those objective down and they remain on the mental plane, never making it to the physical plane and therefore, remain unachievable.

Leaving them in the metal plane, is keeping them vague and ambiguous and a certain recipe for underachievement.

Bonus Tip

Remember the old Nursery Rhyme:

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

Only pursuing business objectives and having a life of work and no fun or play is a recipe for unhappiness and dissatisfaction. To avoid that ensure, that you have goals that span all areas of your life, that way the achievement of each goal supports the achievement each other goal.

What to do instead to achieve your goals (your next success steps)

One of the best ways to ensure ongoing success and achieve your goals is to use a tried and tested system. I have created a template for you to map out your goals with some additional free training to guide you through the process and, kick start your pathway to achievement and success.

You can get your free copy from:

http://the-achievement-centre.com/pg-temp-2015

Success and Achievement: Why you should never pursue success and achievement as a goal

Are you one of those people who strive for success and achievement, yet the goal that you crave, always seems to elude you?

Success and acheivementYou are, great because you’re in good company.

Most people that I meet are striving to achieve goals in one way or another.

The big myth, though, is that pursuing achievement or success as a goal is achievable. So let’s lay that myth to rest once and for all.

Busting the Success and Achievement Myth

You will probably have realised by now that I’m passionate about helping people achieve their goals and having the success they deserve both in business and on a personal level too.

 

Any my guess right now is that you think I’m being contradictory.

Why, because I talk about achievement, yet I’ve just told you that pursuing it as a goal is futile and pointless, and you would be quite right.

Success, achievement, like happiness are such abstract and undefinable concepts that pursuing them as an outcome is too vague and woolly for the mind to grab hold of and achieve (and it’s the mind that is responsible for helping us to achieve those goals).

What you believe you become

An even more effective way of achieving the results that you want, is through a much more tangible approach, something that is real, like well-structured goals.

And you do want to achieve don’t you?

Having busted that myth, there are three further mistakes that people make in the pursuit of success.

Mistake #1: Letting the past dictate your future

Look back at your life and you will see a pattern that looks like a dolphin surfing through the waves, with high points and low points.

I know when I look back over my life, that’s definitely the case.

Our mind works in mysterious ways and distorts our memories over time to the point that we believe we experienced an event, even though we were never there.

Depending on your MindSet at this point, you may believe that everything has been very positive or very negative in your past. It is all too easy to let those low points dictate your belief, your actions and ultimately your results whereas in reality they are often a distortion of the true events.

What to do instead?

Take yourself through a process of looking at the past and identify who or what you are being when you are performing at your very best. Look at the times when you were on form and being your superstar self so that you can easily repeat that behaviour and create the success you want and deserve.

Mistake #2: Having no purpose in life

In my work as a Project Management Consultant, I see many career professionals who turn 40 years old, and then question what they are doing, and more importantly, why they are doing it.

They all follow certain traits: they have settled down into a comfortable life, usually with a family, have a mortgage, a nice house, and nice car, and they are secure in their chosen career.

If you are one of those people, just look at how much of the day you spend away from home: commuting, in meetings, keeping up with all of the trappings of a modern business life, phone calls, emails and text messages.

More and more global businesses are even more dependent on the internet, and even more professional are working ‘out of hours’ to meet the demands of their global clients.

Just ask yourself, how did we exist without a smart phone and email?

That awakening is a call from within, reminding us of the reasons why we chose our career, our husband, wife or partner.

Those reasons are still valid, however, they are probably no longer being fulfilled in the way that we first expected. Often this can result in a ‘mid-life’ crisis that starts a course of self-destructive behaviour. You have probably witnessed it in others: buying an expensive car or motorbike, having an affair or leaving their career to sail around the world.

Do you recognise any of those symptoms?

What to do instead?

The simple answer is to find your purpose in life. This will ensure that both your career and relationships are fulfilling your calling and your personal values.

Finding your True Life Purpose is a quick and easy process that can be done remotely over the telephone or through skype. To kick start that process now just head over to http://chris-hallett.com/discovery/ and book for complimentary discovery session with me.

Mistake #3: Leaving your goals to chance

Leaving your goals to chance is a certain recipe for underachievement.

In my work as a Project Management Consultant, like many others, I was trained how to write SMART objectives.

I thought how powerful that technique was. Also, like many of you out there, I came to realise that SMART was not the panacea that I sought, as I still couldn’t achieve exactly what I wanted.

Ask yourself this, why is that I still ‘fail’ to achieve all of my goals no matter how hard I try?

The answer lies in that training that you received when you started out.

Let me assume that you do write objectives down for business related projects and if you are aproject manager, you’ll do this frequently in the form of project milestones.

So how is it that you aren’t writing personal objectives down too?

The answer is probably because you haven’t been told that by writing those objectives down, you are also contributing to the success of your business objectives.

All too often though, most people never write those objective down and they remain on the mental plane, never making it to the physical plane and therefore, remain unachievable.

Leaving them in the metal plane, is keeping them vague and ambiguous and a certain recipe for underachievement.

Bonus Tip

Remember the old Nursery Rhyme:

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

Only pursuing business objectives and having a life of work and no fun or play is a recipe for unhappiness and dissatisfaction. To avoid that ensure, that you have goals that span all areas of your life, that way the achievement of each goal supports the achievement each other goal.

What to do instead to achieve your goals (your next success steps)

One of the best ways to ensure ongoing success and achieve your goals is to use a tried and tested system. I have created a template for you to map out your goals with some additional free training to guide you through the process and, kick start your pathway to achievement and success.

You can get your free copy from:

http://the-achievement-centre.com/pg-temp-2015

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