I love this post from Success Begins Today called, Goal Setting: The Excitement Quotient. Here's a snippet:
In reading Tim’s experiences in his book, one section really stood out. Tim sets goals based on their excitement level. He says that most people base their life’s goals on Happiness. To Tim, happiness can be had in a pill, but excitement is what really drives people to accomplish a goal.
I agree - when I work with folks, honing in on a compelling and exciting goal is a top priority. It is very common that people start off with boring goals and then wonder why they can't stay focused.
The post refers to an interesting book called, The Four Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. This book gets the GREAT TITLE award for the years so far. Who can resist picking it up?
Other potential great book titles:
- The Chocolate Truffle Diet
- How to Give Your Boss a Virtual Lobotomy
- Starting a Million Dollar Business with No Money
Speaking of excitement, I could get excited about the chocolate diet. What will flip your trigger this week?