For a very long time I’ve been a victim to failed goals. I’d set them and work tirelessly towards them but while I get to have a few wins most times I lose out.
Does this sound familiar?
Well, you and I are not alone in this, turns out everyone experiences these kind of problems.
So what’s the way out?
How can we effectively translate our goals into visible results?
How do we birth our plans?
The solution lies in what I’ve grown to call ‘The Goal-Result Paradox’. Here’s what it means
The Goal-Result Paradox
From birth and throughout our lives we’re cultured into believing that goals simply become results over time.
That patiently waiting for our plans to manifest is the best way to achieving anything.
However, nothing is farther away from the truth.
Truth is: Goals don’t just morphe into Results. Targets don’t just magically hit themselves.
There is a translation from one to another. One must lead to the other with their components.
It is during this translationary phase that we need to be actively patient — to wait for our plans to manifest while working on them. This is an essential mindset shift anyone targeting huge achievements must incorporate.
This is the essential lesson that most people haven’t learnt and is keeping them from actualising their dreams.
This is the fundamental truth that kept me in the plan and fail world for so long.
Turns out, Goals and Results don’t speak the same language. In fact they are not even from the same country.
To operate at your best success level, you need to know how to move from Goals to Results.
The ideas, thoughts and actions you exhibit at any given period is your language for it. Your expressions them. communicating your preference.
To effectively perform at both states and to translate one to another you’ve got to understand both.
The language of Goals and Results differ in many ways like. Below are some of the differences:
1. Goals speak the visionary language – what I want to see, have . . . . While Results speak the language of ‘I’ve seen’ – here is. Simply put goals are visionary while results are empirical.
2. Goals call for work while Results call for rewards.
3. Goals use rests (breaks) while Results use relaxation times.
4. Goals live in a country called planning while Results lives on an island called achieving.
5. The only way to reach Result’s island is by going to goal’s country – planning and boarding a small ship there.
All goals are expected to yield positive results. But as you have read in this post, they are not same and must be treated differently. Only people who know how to translate the elements of their goals into those of reality get to bring them into fruition.
Question: how has this knowledge helped your quest for success? Tell me by leaving a comment below.