What Makes a Goal Worthwhile?

As the end of 2015 approaches, what are your goals for 2016? Do you know what you want?

Financial security? Happiness? Freedom to come and go as you please? Peace on Earth? Six Pack Abs?

What you think you want, may not be what you truly want. 

Ask a wealthy person if financial security has brought them satisfaction.

Ask a business owner who has complete autonomy over their schedule, if their freedom makes them truly happy.

I tell myself I care about what’s truly important but deep down, a big part of me believes, all would be well if I just had enough money and freedom. Why do those who have those things say otherwise?

Financial security continues to reign on the throne of American society. What truly matters to us is often viewed as a luxury, something to pursue after we’ve made enough money. When does that happen? For most of us, never. We cannot wait. We MUST do both at the same time.

so…What is important? What matters?


It feeds the human soul. How do you find it? Forget about what you are “able” to do for a second.

Below are a list of questions. Your answers to these questions will give you direction.

What do you care about most?

What breaks your heart?

What, in the world, needs fixing?

What drives you nuts?

What makes you happy?

What type of people do you wish to spend time with?

Who do you admire and why?

Who do you want to help?

Take some time to answer these questions before you set your goals for 2016. Let meaning and purpose guide your direction. If you need help with goal setting, email me at Michael@mcgreevyleadership.com

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