Oversubscription And Goal Burnout

  March 12, 2019  |    Conor   |    Career

Quality is more important than quantity.

We hear this all of the time. And it’s true, especially when it comes to setting financial goals. In his bestselling book, Your Best Year Ever, author Michael Hyatt takes a detailed look at how to set goals well.

As an advocate of SMARTER goals, Hyatt tells readers to give themselves the gift of insight. Be clear with yourself. Manage your goals. Track your progress. And above all, don’t set too many goals.

Our natural tendency is to oversubscribe in our goal setting. We want to do it all. But research tells us that if we clarify what we want. If we hone in on the vital few goals that need to be accomplished through the year, we can propel ourselves toward success.

Look back at the financial goals you set for yourself at the beginning of this year. Analyze how are you doing.

Are you only sticking to a few? Distancing yourself from others? Forgotten about a couple?

Perhaps you fell victim to the natural tendency to rashly oversubscribe yourself to way too many goals.

The best way to fix an over-subscription problem is to click “unsubscribe”. Remove goals that aren’t specific. Delete goals that can’t be measured. Get rid of goals that aren’t achievable. Cross out those that are not relevant. Eliminate those that aren’t time bound.

Subscribe only to the best. Quality always follows.

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Founder, Thought Leader, and Creative behind Millennial Money Makeover, Conor is on a mission to change how Millennials think about money. Follow him on Twitter and get updates on his latest articles.