Through my years, one of the most important practices I have learned is to have goals. Goals can come in all shapes and sizes, and lengths of time. The section on Evaluation speaks on goals as one of the three bases. Winning Angel states you need all three bases covered when investing. I am going to concentrate on one of the three, which is goals.
Goals are something that affects all aspects of life. Your life goals jeopardize your career goals, and the financial goals affect your work and personal goals. In the end, they are all intertwined with each other.
Recently I attended a leadership training called Muster 010. The training is based on the book Extreme Ownership that I use as a life bible. In training, Jocko spoke on the importance of goals, which I knew I needed to work on personally. It wasn’t so much making the goals; it was staying dedicated to completing them and self-evaluating.
Goals change, life changes, and we need to look at ourselves and adapt when needed. Goals are what drive us to do what we do! It is the motivation we need, and when we meet those goals, it is essential to make more. Though we are talking about investing in this class, remembering why you are doing what you are doing is necessary. Taking a good look in the mirror and evaluating yourself from time to time to make sure your goals align with what you want is also essential. In the words of Jocko, remember, “Get after it!” You can make your goals and dreams a reality in business and life.
Below is a short video on Jocko speaking on long term goals.
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