Becoming Goal Oriented

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by TripleSix, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Moving to Albuquerque and making meth? Sorry too much breaking bad and watching somebody without clearly defined goals.
     
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  3. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    I just learned that many feel that having goals is a bad thing.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Look at successful people. I'm sure folks like Elon Musk had extensive goals and the drive to achieve them.
     
  5. Atlanta trucker

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    Goal setting is the solution
    If you have NOTHING to goal for you will hit it every time
     
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    This is exactly the problem many in marriages have.

    Assume the two have a goal of getting married, and then get married, the milestone was hit, they now continue that trajectory, they are now drifting apart. So "whats next?" Needs to be a conversation. goals can bring people together, but you must constantly recalibrate.

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    Studebaker has a good point, having various goals can help you tune your life long term.
     
  7. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    How right you are. When I asked my wife if she would marry me she agreed. I reminded her I wanted to be married to her forever not till the next thing came along. We’ve had some bumps along the way but the goal is to love and cherish each other till the end. 26 years so far.
     
  8. Geekonthestreet

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    Only focus on the baby steps toward your broader goal. Focusing on the big picture will do the opposite. It’ll leave you paralyzed and unmotivated.
     
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  9. skallagrime

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    That is not quite accurate, SOME people will need to utilize the "what about bob" method, others do not face the same issues. Clearly you have to make all the small steps as well, but for me, i find the small steps to be good markers of incremental progress to be tracked, but not TOO often. The steps may be too small to see any progress

    Compare what you say in say weight loss, most people should not actually weigh themselves daily, there will be so much noise in the daily variation that doing so would be counterproductive, tracking daily excersize and diet yes, but only weekly/biweekly weigh in.
     
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