Recently, in reading through the goals of participants in the Leaders Program, I noticed a number of goals of the form “reduce my stress,” "learn to control the stress I encounter day after day,“ ”reduce the hours I work to help control my stress,“ etc. And, then I came across a piece, ”Grownups Need Recess, Too“, in Stew Friedman’s blog which made sense for today’s Tuesday Reading. Friedman is a professor at the Wharton School and the author of the book ”Total Leadership.“
For today’s Tuesday Reading, we turn to Dan and Chip Heath’s Made to Stick column in Fast Company for a piece about goals: “Time to Aim Lower”.
In this piece the focus is on those ambitious goals that we often set for ourselves. Sometimes these goals, instead of energizing and empowering the goal-setter, do just the opposite. We dread getting started. We may feel overwhelmed. We may feel that we’ll fail or succeed (and not like the result). And, the list goes on.