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Renting Goals

 

Subject: Goals, Goal setting, leadership, commitment


 

 

Renting Goals
By Victor Antonio G.

 

How often does it happen that you get excited about some new project and then lose interest as time goes on? How often do you have a great idea or inspiration, but then lose interest?
 

When you lose interest, you’re left wondering why. This hot-to-cold spell begins to undermine your confidence a bit. You can’t seem to explain to yourself why you’ve lost interest. You then start second guessing yourself and your ability to make good decisions when something new comes about.
 

The answer to this seemingly difficult conundrum can be found in the analogy of the child opening gifts mentioned earlier. Once you’ve had the experience (i.e., been there done that) you are now in a position to judge if it is something you really enjoy doing. With every experience you gain greater knowledge or insight into what you like.
 

For every experience you have, you need to make a choice. When you lose interest in something new you are trying, do you view the attempt as a learning experience or as a failure in your thinking? If you chose the former, learning experience, you’re on the right track. As we explore our environment, we learn what gives us pleasure and what doesn’t. It’s only human.
 

With every new experience, you as a person are transformed. Once you’ve had an experience you are no longer the same. Your nature changes with every experience as you learn and grow.
 

Instead of second-guessing yourself (i.e., beating yourself up for changing your mind), begin to ask yourself this simple yet important question, ‘Why did you lose interest?’ Ask yourself questions about what aspects of the project you did and didn’t find appealing. What was it about this idea that made you lose interest? Conversely, what attracted you to it in the first place?
 

By questioning or having this internal dialogue, you begin refine your thought process, your search patterns. You aren’t thinking failure, you’re thinking like a torpedo. You’re thinking and refining your thoughts about what you really want. You are defining the road the back to you by refining what makes you happy.
Often times we lose interest after we learned what had to learn from that experience.

 

It’s only natural to get bored after you’ve learned what ‘you wanted to learn’ from the experience.
 

Other times, when we try something new, we realize that it wasn’t the experience we thought it was going to be. Whatever the answer, you are smarter and more in touch with what will make you happy. And remember, if you decide to move on to something better or different, it’s O.K.

“Never rent your goals, buy into them!”

Sometimes you do things because others have convinced you it would be good for you. You often look at what others are doing and try to mimic them in order replicate their abundance or happiness. You take their goals and try to make them yours. This co-opting of goals is a failed strategy from the start.
 

When you take your cues from others about what you want, you will ultimately end up being unhappy. Why? Because your “goals” aren’t yours, they don’t belong to you, you rented them. You can’t rent goals from others. It doesn’t work!
 

Have you ever rented a car? Do you take as good a care of the rental as you do your own car? Of course not! When something belongs to you, you protect it or take care of it. The opposite is true also. If it isn’t yours, you won’t protect or care for it as well as if it were your own.
 

The answer to the question as to ‘why’ you lose interest after being so excited may be found in that you never really wanted it in the first place; you just thought you did (read this sentence again).
 

You may have seen others doing it and thought ‘You would be good at it too’ or you accepted the ‘I could do that so much better’ mentality. In both instances, you allowed your desire to rent someone else’s goal to take priority over going after your own personal goals.
 

As any financial investor will tell you, renting is always more expensive then buying over the long run. In the end you receive no equity for all your payments or the dues you put in. Don’t rent your goals; buy into them.

 

Please share this with a colleague or friend who may need some words of inspiration.

 

 

Victor Antonio G. is an author and motivational speaker. 

 

Copyright © 2004 by Victor Antonio G.   All rights reserved.  This article MAY be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, as long as the author’s name, website and email address are included as part of the article’s body.  All inquiries, including information on electronic licensing, should be directed to Victor Antonio G., victor@thelogicofsuccess.com   www.thelogicofsuccess.com

 

                                             

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Leadership-Time Management

Stupid People Poem

Christmas Story: Misfits

Leadership-Winning Mindset

Sales-Prime Contractor

Netflix-Blockbuster Competition

Sales Training Bob

Cash Money Tree

Leadership & Trust

Management Style

Your Capacity for Success

Create Cash Flow-Equity

Pay for Performance

Road Trip to Success

The Good Life

Power Shift-Toffler

Incentive Programs

Compromise Poem

Business and Ladders

Speaker on Vanity

Leadership Style - Skill

Selling Through Channels

Consequences

Exploiter Poem

Keynote on Revenge

Motivation and Money

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Speaking of Action

Keynote on Greatness

Essay on Equality

Torpedoing Success

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Creative Destruction

Motivation and Selling

The Success Matrix

Squirrel Wins - Focus

Why Take Action

Latino Market Growth

Motivational Failure

Speaking of Talent

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Selling Without Wires

Sales Storage Evolution

Acres of Diamonds

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