(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


In classic goal setting you are advised to set your goals and then set your mind to achieving them. A way of wording that mindset has been to insist on having your goals be achieved. The tricky bit is in noticing where your insistence is placed – inside or outside?

When inside, you are assuming full responsibility for taking actions and seeing progress toward your desired outcomes.

When the focus is on the outside you may be expecting it, the outside, to be responsible for your outcomes, thus you become at the effect of the outside.

To insist is useful. You just want to be sure you are insisting on you being personally responsible.


Coaching Point: What tools and processes do you use to help you stay fully responsible?


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