Author Tim Gallwey, along with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, is quoted in this recent article “Goal setting for Goal Getting” by Susan Mulholland on o2 Online the ideas room.
“I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable” General Eisenhower
The author Tim Gallwey talks about the idea of goal mobility – “The ability to move towards our desired goals. Not just to achieve them but to enjoy the process. To adapt and change as necessary and to achieve them in the right time and in the right place”
Be prepared to be flexible and adaptable with your plan, but always stick to your goal. Expect change, BUT always keep your purpose clear.
We all face obstacles when we work towards our goals. We have three options.
Our first option is to look at the obstacle, get discouraged – say ‘that’s too much for me’ and give up.
Option two sees us fight it out – ‘whatever it takes, I’ll get over it, under it or through it’.
The third and best option is to stop and reflect and say to ourselves: ‘ before I try to get beyond this thing, I am going to try to find a vantage point where I can see what is over the other side. Then if what I see is worth it, I will do what ever it takes to get over or around the obstacle’.
If it is not worth it, I’ll drop the plan, and find another path to my goal.
When the going gets tough, focus on how far you have come not on how far you must go.
Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.