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Worthy Goals aren't SMART goals!

Now, I get it; this one needs to be explained further.


Here I go; let's set the setting first ...


Picture this: an epic landscape stretching beyond the horizon, as diverse and unpredictable as the world of personal and professional development.


Here, we have the


๐Ÿ—ป Lofty mountains of aspiration,

๐ŸŒ„ The deep valleys of challenges,

๐Ÿž๏ธ The winding rivers of change, and

๐ŸŒณ The thick forests of opportunities.


In this kingdom of transformation, we usually find ourselves crafting SMART goals,

which can be akin to the tools we wield -


๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ Swords of precision,

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Shields of measurability,

๐Ÿช– Armor of achievability,

๐Ÿงญ Compasses of relevance, and

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ Clocks of time-bound constraints.


These instruments guide us to hidden chests of gold - the tangible outcomes we seek.

But let me introduce you to a completely different, even brighter treasure - the Worthy Goals!


The illumination of this idea was sparked by Michael Bungay Stanier, a master wizard in the coaching realm.


While he breathed life into the concept of Worthy Goals, this message is more about the transformative power of these goals than the wizard himself.


So, what is a Worthy Goal?


Is it the dragon's hoard at the end of a difficult quest or the fabled treasure at the end of a rainbow?


A Worthy Goal isn't about slaying the dragon or achieving a concrete target.


It's about embarking on a quest that


โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ kindles the fire in your dragon heart,

๐Ÿ”ฅ a mission worthy of your fiery spirit, and

๐Ÿชฝ a journey that pushes you to unfurl your wings and embrace growth and transformation.


The essence of a Worthy Goal lies not in slaying the dragon but in becoming the dragon โ€“ in growing scales, breathing fire, soaring high, and cherishing the journey as much as the destination.


Every challenge faced, every obstacle overcome, and every transformation experienced is a testament to the magnificent creature we are evolving into.


They are not about tallying accomplishments or amassing trophies.


They are about chasing goals deeply rooted in our values, pushing us beyond the familiar terrains, yet so profoundly personal and significant that they are worthy of our relentless pursuit.


Remember, a Worthy Goal isn't defeated by time.


Even if you don't reach it within the set timeframe, you haven't lost.


Each step, stumble, or flight taken is an acknowledgment of your courage, growth, and spirit of adventure, and that, fellow dragons, is the true measure of success.


As we continue our flight through this mystical journey of personal and professional growth, let's not merely seek the short rainbow's end.

Instead, let's strive to become the awe-inspiring, magnificent dragons we are destined to be.


So, fellow dragons, what's your Worthy Goal?

What dragon are you evolving into?

Share your quests, and let's celebrate our journey, each dragon roar at a time!


๐Ÿ’š My 15 year old daughter inspires me to do better every day.


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