How can you apply your mind to a goal? How do you achieve a goal? How do you know if it’s the right goal? Dr. Jeff Spencer is an Olympian and a coach to Olympic gold medalists and rock stars. According to Dr. Spencer, the most important priority is goal clarity. You can’t hit a target you can’t see. You also want to expose your goal to a set of criteria that challenges the goal against your assumptions so there are no illusions about what you’re pursuing. You want to develop gocus.
Gocus is a type of honed hyperfocus. It’s the ability to focus on the tasks in front of you that you need to achieve your goals. When you have gocus, you are able to see 280 degrees around you. By accessing that space, you are better able to see revelations and options, and slight nuances and corrections in your course.
This awareness lets you stay in the game, make good choices, and move forward predictably and consistently.
More important than setting SMART goals is setting the RIGHT Goal. One of the reasons we’re overloaded is because we are doing too much. You want a goal your mind, body, and soul can believe in.