Was listening to a recent podcast from celebrated leadership mentor & productivity expert, Michael Hyatt. www.michaelhyatt.com
In the podcast, Hyatt stated, "While every goal is a project, not every project is a goal."
I had not heard this particular topic framed in this manner in the past. Since I have been recently seeking some additional personal clarity on this topic, and a different way of thinking about it, the statement startled me a bit.
I took out my pen and carved a few notes that I'll summarize here.
Continuing, Hyatt said if you confuse goals and projects, we end up with bloated task lists (EDITORS NOTE: overwhelm, like mine for instance!) and as a result, we make little progress on what matters most to us (and our success, at least as we define it).
3 Criteria for True Goals
Let's unpack this notion a bit further, so you can do something "actionable" (if you so choose)
3 things a project must meet to distinguish it from a goal
"Goals are centered on quantum leaps forward"
You want to dedicate as much of your energy as you can to tasks only you can do to move your life in a new, different and better direction.
SOURCE: Michael Hyatt
PS I'm anxious to get back in control of my life. In the spirit of that, I recently subscribed to Michael Hyatt's planning system called Full Focus Planner. Care to join me on the journey?