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Growth & Goals with Brian Tracy

Jack Cooper's newest curated series explores content, produced by Brain Tracy, that provides simple explanations on achieving your goals.

Week 5: How to overcome self-sabotage and achieve your goals
  1. The first step in overcoming self-sabotage is developing self-compassion and self-awareness, identifying strengths and weaknesses, forgiving yourself for past mistakes, and treating yourself with kindness and respect. Why do you think this is a crucial step, or do you? If you find this step difficult, what is a practical way to work towards self-compassion while achieving your goals? 

  2. How do you put into practice self-compassion without succumbing to self-serving bias? Hint: Self-serving bias is the tendency to attribute personal mistakes to external factors, for example, blaming others for your traffic accident. By not accepting responsibility for causing an accident, you are protecting yourself psychologically. If it was your fault, it means that you weren’t paying attention or made a wrong turn, implying that you are a bad driver. 

  3. The video reinforces the need to develop and set SMART goals. SMART Goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound. Can you think of a goal you achieved by using a specific plan? What about a goal that you wanted to accomplish without a developed plan? Were you able to achieve it?  

  4.  Do you talk through goals with your team? Can you think of a current goal to add to your individual or team MAAG process that can be achieved through a SMART Goal? 

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