Jan 31 – Clean Out Your Goal Closet

Are You Holding Onto Old Goals?

Are You Holding Onto Old Goals?

Cheetah Certified Project Manager (CCPM) Tip of the Day

Jan 31 – Take time every day to take stock of your goals. Do they still fit for who you are and who you want to become? What has changed in your life that might change your desire to achieve a specific goal? Let go of the goals no longer serving your present or future life.

Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP

Do you have a place where you put those hobby or craft projects you are going to finish “someday”? Yes, you know what I’m talking about. That closet or that corner in your garage that holds the “someday” goals of yesteryear? Can you imagine a life without this goal graveyard haunting your very existence? I have a rule about my closets – if I have not touched whatever is in there for two years, it finds a new home. Other goals are the same way. But don’t beat yourself up too bad for hanging onto dreams that died long ago. The human brain likes consistency, and when you make a commitment to achieving a goal – even if that goal isn’t the right thing for you anymore – it doesn’t feel good to give it up. But giving up on the goals that you haven’t done anything to achieve in over two years, just like cleaning the closet graveyard, is crucial for you to focus on pursuing those goals truly important to you NOW.

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