Creative Tension – When Setting Your Goals

In my last post, I talked about the importance of Setting Goals the S-M-A-R-T way. using the 5 key factors that will contribute to your Success. Given your present life and circumstances, your goals should be lofty, or at least, a stretch.

Once you’ve set them, you can feel anxiety, frustration, and impatience when you don’t reach your targets. On the other hand, you can feel unsatisfied or bored when your goals are too easily achieved.

Success-oriented people are adaptable. As such a person you would adjust your goals downward when necessary or you would keep your high goal where it is, and intensify your movement towards it, rather than settle for a lesser goal.

This adaptability will give you an increasing capability to live with a high degree of uncertainty and anxiety, without making an unnecessary compromise. A certain amount of stress and tension is expected when we delay gratification.

Sadly, this practice is becoming increasingly rare in our society of “instant gratification”.

Success-oriented people push up toward their goal and find that they are making progress towards the goal. rather than lower their goal to a level which is easier to reach. Less motivated people may settle for more reachable “substitute” goals. If in the pursuit of those “lofty” goals, you’re willing to put up with a little anxiety and “creative tension” along the way, you are very likely to achieve your Goals.

Elaina Zuker
Elaina Zukerhttp://www.ezinfluence.com/
ELAINA is the president of Elaina Zuker Associates in Montréal, Canada. She has taught seminars to hundreds of employees and managers at major corporations such as AT&T, IBM, American Express and MCI International, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and industry events. She is the author of six books, on leadership, management, and communication. Her best-selling book, “The Seven Secrets of Influence” (McGraw-Hill), the recent Main Selection for the Business Week Book Club, has been translated into four languages and is now available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. Her new book, “A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – the New Peer Mentor Model for Success Now” is now available in print at Amazon.com, and as an e-book on Kindle and Nook. Ms. Zuker holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Management/Organizational Development and is the 2004 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from New York Polytechnic University. To engage Ms. Zuker as a speaker or consultant, to book a seminar for your company or organization or to learn how to become a licensed Affiliate for Secrets of Influence, visit the website at www.ezinfluence.com or contact us at ez4u@ezinfluence.com or by phone at 514-933-5135
avatar
3000
  Subscribe  
Notify of

JUST 1 CLICK

IS ALL IT TAKES TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW TODAY

Must Read

Changing The World –By Advocating For Children

As Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of this global media platform & Chief Encouragement Officer of our affiliated pro bono social impact enterprise; GoodWorks 360°, I was delighted to have...

JUST 1 CLICK

IS ALL IT TAKES TO BEGIN ENJOYING OUR PODCASTS

JUST 1 CLICK

IS ALL IT TAKES TO EXPLORE OUR INSPIRING GLOBAL COMMUNITIES

Email List Login