How many goals can you handle at one time?
For me, the number should be single digits. Oh sure, the task list is longer -- dozens of tasks -- but the goals are focused on what I really want. The goals are focused on outcomes that matter to me.
I haven't always been able to limit the number this way. It comes in part from years of helping other people achieve their goals, and of even achieving goals given to me that had more to do with what other people wanted than what I wanted. It did tie together. My motivation was (and is) to serve. That can be reason enough.
But a list of goals a mile long? There isn't enough time for that. How long is your list of goals? Do you know what you want from each one?
Before you start working on a goal, identify why you want that outcome. What's your motivation?
Then, once you've done that, the energy will be there to actually achieve that goal.
What do you think?
-- doug smith