When thinking about goals I always like to think about a mountain, even if I haven't ever climbed one. Without any experience my observation may be wrong, but for goal setting and also reaching them, my metaphor should be good enough.
The first time you want to climb a mountain, you are probably not very experienced and won't make it. You have two options then:
- Give up and never try again
- Go back to the basecamp, inspect what went wrong, repack and try again
I am not a friend of giving up, I would choose number 2. And this you do until you reach it.
The other metaphor that fits well to mountains is the following:
That even if I won't make it to the top, I'd be better settling near the summit, than not starting at all.
Some of my goals are listed here, to have some public accountability. Whenever possible, there is some sort of proof attached.
- Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I): ✅
- Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I): ✅
- Finish course "How to Write Better" by Joshua Fields Millburng: IN PROGRESS
- Finish course "Effortless Output" by Nat Eliason
- Professional Agile LeadershipTM - Evidence Based Management (PAL-EBM)