Balance Your “Get” and “Be” Goals

Jo Eady

Girl on beach

I am sure there are a million books out there on goal setting.  I have many sitting on my bookshelves. And I have discussions at least once a week with clients, friends or colleagues who share their frustrations about this very topic.  We are conditioned to believe that to be successful and happy in life we need to set goals and then go “get” them.  For example – get good marks at school, get nice friends, get into college, get a job, get our first car, get married get, get, get, etc etc.  And so, when clients come to see me who have achieved so much in their life in terms of self awareness, relationships, wealth and success, but still tell me there is something missing and they don’t know what it is.  Here is how the conversation usually goes…..

We talk about self esteem circles.  We talk about the importance of “Getting or Having” and “Being”. …

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