What is a goal? That was the question I had as I sat through the goal setting webinar. I needed a good definition. Once I knew that, I figured I could set one for the New Year. As the webinar speaker went on, I learned a lot. The speaker had twelve steps to setting goals. He had something called SMART goals that would help me nail them down. Specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timely. He had a plan that could change my life.
Unfortunately, I guess I’m a little dense, but I needed to start with goal setting basics. The question I had was. . . What is a goal, and why do I need one?
As the speaker went on with fancy graphs and animations, my mind sort of tuned out. There on the table in front of me was a new drone I had bought earlier in the day. The picture on the cover of the box showed a cool four-propeller craft with flashing lights. Then it got even better. Glancing down at the picture of the aircraft, I saw the specifications, laid out with little icons. This small little unit had a Hi-Def camera, a twelve-minute battery, and GPS. Wow!
My mind drifted back to the promo video I had seen about the drone.
I remembered it could fly high and with a high definition camera it could record stunning video. As a photographer, I had visions of Casey Neistat type aerial shots. A perfect drone for my next vacation.
Now I was getting excited, but right then the webinar guy said something that woke me up. He told me you need to visualize your goals. You need to make them really clear.
That’s when it clicked!
I had a goal right in front of me, and I knew the reason why I wanted to accomplish it.
I had a drone, and it would take amazing aerial video, just like Casey.
Goal Setting suddenly became clear.
As the webinar ended, I thought back to what the speaker had said.
You need to visualize your goals and make them really clear.
Yep, here was a very clear goal right on my desk. The picture of the drone was colorful and showed me exactly what was in the box. I could visualize flying this thing! Soon I would have that spectacular aerial footage that all the cool YouTubers were raving about. [Read more…] about What I Learned About Goal Setting From a Drone