Setting Goals and Failure

This week I set an ambitious goal.  I wanted my newest book, Don’t Die with YourSong Unsung, with Gary Russo, to make the top of the Amazon chart in self-help book sales. 

I set a goal.

I asked for help.
The help and love showed up from all over the place.
The goal was not met.

Dr. Success Challenge:  How do you remain optimistic when a goal is not met?

One solution:  Do a gap analysis of the situation. 

  • The first gap you analyze is the goal gap.  The goal gap is a simple question “Is the goal one that I really want to achieve?” 
  • If the answer is yes, then you do step two of a gap analysis: you measure the original goal against the result and determine the ‘gap’. 
  • Next, you reset the goal to fill the gap and take the necessary action or actions to reach the goal. 

And always remember the words of Henry Ford: Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Thank you to all who supported our initial goal.  Andrea


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About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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