As I’ve come to work with people over many years, I’ve really come to loathe goal setting work because I feel like I’m fighting upstream with people on their previous failures at keeping their goals. Whether it’s attempted to stop smoking or lose weight, people set up goals and often fail.

That happens professionally, too. Organizations have weapon I goal setting and using the failure to accomplish the arbitrary goal to sabotage individual and their career. Who needs it? I sure don’t I don’t think you do, either.

Any time you want to set out on a journey to accomplish an objective, I think the first question to ask yourself is, “What’s possible now?”

Once you know what’s possible now, they connection in that direction. Each day, each week, each month, each quarter, heck, each hour, ask yourself that question.

“What’s possible now?” Take action on what’s possible now you’ll find that you’ve moved a lot and accomplished a lot and achieved a lot.

And you won’t have the template of “setting goals” in the meaning that you attached to it laying on top of it.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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