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Focusing too much on a goal can prevent you from achieving it

Going into 2024 with a goal? That’s great! But keep in mind that focusing too much on a goal can also prevent you from achieving it.

Here are three ways this can happen:

1️⃣ We focus on the desired outcome without giving enough attention to the process that will get us there.

2️⃣ We continue using existing tactics, unaware of more effective alternatives.

3️⃣ We stay within our discipline, missing out on insights from distant domains.

Of course, goals are useful, but we need to avoid getting trapped in them.

To dive deeper into these dynamics and how to overcome them, check out the Harvard Business Review article: 3 Ways We Sabotage Our Goals (And How to Stop).

Consider:

🤔 Going into 2024, what are your goals?

🤔 Why are you pursuing these goals? What are your higher aims?

🤔 How will you integrate the Learning Zone into your pursuits?

🤔 When will you play, tinker, and wander, both for its own sake and to discover unexpected gifts?

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