This is the final question in the Quality Questions series on setting and achieving meaningful goals. We saved this question for last because it’s both the most important and the most difficult one for most people to face.
Our process for setting and achieving meaningful goals is as follows:
That’s it. If you can follow those four steps over and over again, you can accomplish anything. There’s only one thing that can stop you…
Ask yourself: What goal or habit are you most afraid of pursuing?
Perhaps it’s one of the three you already wrote. Or maybe it’s one you thought of, but were too afraid to even write down.
If you hide from your fear, you’ll end up running around in circles accomplishing goals that seem nice on the surface, but don’t actually get you closer to what you really want.
When it comes to goals, our fears are like a compass, pointing to what really matters to us. Once you figure out which goal or habit scares you the most, make that your top priority!
If your goal is to become a great public speaker, but the idea of a going live on social media terrifies you, then lean into that fear! It’s because this is something important to you that you feel fear at the potential failure.
Pick your top goal based on fear and train yourself to lean in. This is the true path to mastery and becoming the best version of yourself.