This time of year, most people that care about goals are working on setting them. The question that I raise in this video is simply — are the goals set to achieve a purpose? Where are you headed? From my perspective, setting goals with a purpose is about improving your life. Do you goals do that for you?

As always, this video can be viewed directly on YouTube.

You can find Michael Hyatt's life assessment tool called Lifescore here:

[Transcript:]

I hope you’re having an absolutely fantastic day. For me it’s the Monday after Thanksgiving here in the United States, I’m in Dallas, Texas and I’m stuck in Monday morning traffic. Very exciting tooling down the freeway at about 15 miles per hour. So I thought I’d check in with you on your progress for your 2016 goal setting.

In the episode of the podcast we talked about all the value that Michael Hyatt is bringing to the table with the launch of his Best Year Ever product. We talked about how you could get some of that information – you can go to LateNightIM.com/bestyearever to tune into that.

On Episode 92 of the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast we talked about goals and goal setting and a passion project that John Lee Dumas is doing right now. In fact, we had John on the show and he talked about SMART goals and how that can make all the difference in the world if you’re an entrepreneur. He says that entrepreneurs that know how to set SMART goals is the common trait that he sees with entrepreneurs that makes them successful out of the more than 1,000 entrepreneurs that he has interviewed on his show in the last couple of years.

Last night I got an email from Michael Hyatt and he has released another piece of content for his prelaunch for Best Year Ever that I think you’re going to want to get a hold of, but I wanted to talk about it here because it’s really important.

Michael released this thing called Lifescore. It’s an absolutely free spreadsheet that you run in Microsoft Excel, basically it’s a questionnaire that asks you how you’re doing with your life, how are things, how satisfied are you in these major areas of life – spiritual stuff, your marriage, your relationships, your business, your physical health, and these sorts of things.

Michael’s idea here is that if you assess those things and you get honest with yourself about where you are now then you can have a better idea of where you need to go. It’s sort of pointless to have goals if the goals aren’t set for the right reason. You can go as fast as you want, but if you don’t know where you’re going what difference does it make? This is Michael’s point with the Lifescore tool.

I encourage you to check that out at LateNightIM.com/lifescore. It’s great free content, it doesn’t cost you anything. Even if you don’t take the time to use that tool, I think the lesson that Michael provides is not only do you need goals – of course that’s very important, we talk about that at this time every year – but you need goals that are pointed in the right direction, you need goals that matter for the things that are important to you in your life, and you need goals that are going to put you in a place that you want to be.

One of the examples that you always hear about is maybe you’re thinking about setting a goal to make more money, but maybe when you step back and look at where you really need to be maybe the things you need to do to make that money are going to make you even more miserable. Maybe you need some goals that have something more to do with your happiness. Maybe these are goals about relationships or what your business is about more than the number of dollars that your business is taking in.

These are the kind of bigger questions that I think December is the perfect time to spend time thinking about so that when you have goals that you start executing against in January 2016 those goals will mean something to you, and at the end of the day, at the end of the year 2016 when we have this conversation again, your life will actually be better.

Go check it out at LateNightIM.com/lifescore.

 

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