The next word in the 100 Day Challenge is GOALS.

A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve. People endeavor to reach goals within a time frame by setting deadlines.

What goals do you have? Are they written down or recorded? Are they measurable? What would happen if you took your list of goals and threw it is the trash? Be careful where and how you do this but I think you would be just fine if you literally burned your goals.

I read a book recently titled Burn Your Goals by Joshua Medcalf and Jamie Gilbert. They did not set goals. Instead, they loved people, served people and provided value. Rather than focusing on arbitrary goals, they focus 100 percent of their energy on their commitments and controlables. If most of your focus is on your goals, you increase pressure and decrease confidence. That can make you miserable.

Focus on the process, and trust it. A football team should not worry about first downs and touchdowns and scoring points. They should be concerned with the process, doing things the right way, every play. If they can do that, first downs, touchdowns and points will take care of themselves. They will score more points than they allow. If you are measuring it by the number of victories, that equals success.

Try this: Don’t focus on goals or how far you must go; focus on the next step to getting there.

Today’s Winning Thought: In business and in life, trust the process of consistently doing the right things the right way. That will lead to success.

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