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What We Can Learn From Zombies About Goal Setting

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What We Can Learn From Zombies About Goal Setting

  1. 1. http://www.wiggmanscoaching.com/what-we-can-learn-from-zombies-about-goal-setting/ June 6, 2013 What We Can Learn From Zombies About Goal Setting Now you might consider it strange that I would even consider using zombies as an example of how goal setting works but when you break down all the elements of a zombie’s daily life you can see how they are great goals setters. Even though they are completely a myth, hopefully, you can see how their actions are that of a successful goal setter. Let’s have some fun exploring this idea. Purpose A zombie has a definite sense of purpose. They spend every day trying to fulfill that purpose and are relentless in their pursuit of achieving their purpose. When you find your purpose in life setting goals that give you a great sense of fulfillment is far less difficult. You know who you want to be and what you were meant to do and goals are the plan to get you there. Urgency Sense of urgency, a zombie has a great sense of urgency. They know in order to survive they need to constantly look for us so they do not waste time. If you treated your goals like it was a matter of life and death you wouldn’t sleep in, skip a day or go at it half-heartedly. Now it may not be a physical matter of life and death but it is a matter of your emotional life or death. Without tackling your goal setting with a sense of urgency decades will simply pass you by leaving you with a feeling of regret. Opportunists A zombie would not turn down the opportunity to grab one of us. You see with clearly written goals and a plan to achieve them you become fully aware of the opportunities that surround you. I would guess that those opportunities have always been there but without a clear focus on what you want you simply overlooked them. I hate to sound cliché but those love stories you see in movies where their true love is standing right in front of them in the form of their best friend happen in reality all the time. Goal setters do not miss the opportunity to create the life of their dreams. They seize the moment. Dedication You cannot deny that zombies are dedicated to their cause. They will go to great lengths to find what they need and don’t even sleep. No matter what the terrain, the distance or uncertainty they do not waiver. I think you should definitely sleep but to have everything you want in life you shouldn’t sleep in. Successful people get up earlier, it is just a fact. They know they need to have that level of dedication to get the life they deserve. Perseverance Man, zombies are the exact definition of perseverance. Even when the entire world is against them they do not hide behind the excuse of being hunted down and simply get out there. They take risks and even against all odds pursue their goal every day. When you are trying to find personal success it will feel like the world is against you sometimes and that no one wants you to succeed. Dig deep and keep pushing forward because each time you give up a small piece of you inside dies.
  2. 2. You are meant to succeed and prosper. Motivation If you have ever read anything I have written about goals I like to talk about intrinsic motivation. That burning inner desire to have something so bad you will do anything to get it. It is a need that has to be filled like being rich, being healthy or finding love. A zombie would walk through a barbed wire fence just to have a bite of you. Now that’s being intrinsically motivated. If you do not feel that burning desire inside and find you seldom focus all of your energy on your goals then it is time to set new goals. You do not have to be single minded like a zombie but have the internal motivation to be up to something in life. No Plan B A zombie does not have a plan B because to them there is only one plan. Fulfilling their one sole purpose in life, that’s it. In the beginning when you are learning how to set goals you may not have clearly defined your purpose and core values. Do not worry because if you are doing the work needed you will figure them out. With those clearly stated you can make Plan A and stick with it. Having a plan B can work for some but with most people when we give ourselves a way out we will always take it as soon as things gets tough. Oh well Plan A didn’t work so onto plan B, then C, D, E, you get the idea. Lots of plans, zero results. Do or die as they say. In this case the doing is living a life to the fullest and the dying is being one of the walking dead. The Walking Dead I will say all joking aside that there are many people out there who I would say are the walking dead I just referred to. They are just going through the motions of life and really feel nothing, not sadness, not happiness, not anything. They wake up, do what they did yesterday, go to bed and then do it again. They are on an autopilot of complacency. I would guess many of the walking dead have the sense something is missing in their life but they just don’t know what or how to go about finding it. They are great people who just need to be pointed in the right direction. Goal coaching can provide you with the clarity you need to find your purpose and destiny in life and is a lot more convenient than waiting for the zombie apocalypse so you can really see goals in action. Take Action Request: Reach out to your local goal coach or find an online goal coach you feel would be a great fit and take advantage of their free introductory session (most offer this). Being it doesn’t cost you anything and you are not required to commit you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. You deserve to live a life you are excited to wake up to tomorrow. Go and get it. Your Life Your Choice Your Design Darrin Wiggins
  3. 3. P.S. Now ask yourself when was the last time you attacked your goals with the ferociousness of a zombie? “There is no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.” -Will Smith

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