Goal Setting Can Be Detrimental to Your Success - 090

goal setting success Nov 16, 2021

It’s true – goal setting can be detrimental to your success…if you set goals the way most of us have been taught to set them.  If you’re intrigued, stay tuned.

Goal setting is typically an external process, where you are targeting something outside of yourself that you want to achieve or change.  All of your focus and attention is on achieving your external goal.  One example could be, “You want to lose 10 pounds in 10 days.”  Your focus is on the scale and what you are eating and your exercise routine; all things outside of you because what you want to achieve is outside of you – right?  Nope.  It isn’t. 

What you want to achieve comes from inside of you and that’s where you need to focus.  That’s where your goal setting needs to be focused, otherwise, you won’t be able to achieve or keep the achievement of your external goal.  One reason this happens is because your goal isn’t congruent with your identity.  Your goal is for your behavior or a tangible thing, and not for your being or identity.  Your goal doesn’t consider the characteristics for being, performance and achievement.  Simply put – your goal doesn’t consider who you need to be first, to achieve your external goal.

In this episode Dr B talks about:

  • How typical goal setting is backwards
  • Where your focus needs to be to achieve your goals 
  • The importance of celebrating your wins
  • Like-minded community and monthly live Q & A in the Living Beyond ADHD FB Group
  • Getting on the informational Waitlist for the ADDventures In Achievement Foundational Skills program

Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and newfound freedom in your life!

My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses.  And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering.

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