So this week we’re talking about really wanting to set a goal and why we don’t do them. Isn’t that right? Because my bet is that anyone reading last week’s blog said to themselves “Hey, that’s a great idea. I should do that” but then didn’t follow through. Maybe some people even wrote it down in their goal list. But still didn’t follow through. My congratulations to those who did something about that great suggestion for increasing revenue! Let’s hear from you.
As a coach, this is what I face time and time again. The attorney and I will plan out the next two or three weeks with real important, well thought out goals that will advance the attorney in the direction he or she wants to go. Three weeks later, the attorney comes back to me and many times, few or none of the goals have been worked on.
Then we go back to the old trick, that goals have to not only be written down, they need to be put into the attorney’s calendar so they get worked on. If that is done and the goal is still not moved forward, then it’s time to find out why? Is it fear of failure? Is it coming out of the attorney’s comfort space? Is it just because so many more “important” tasks need to be done? Is the goal too big?