Does Setting a Concrete Goal Help You or Hurt You?

Posted by Shannon Toole on 2014-06-17

There is no "one right way" to build a company. 

As a result, entrepreneurs seeking guidance will always be given contradictory advice on how to build their business, from both "experts" and the uninformed alike. Ultimately, it is up to the entrepreneur to evaluate the opinions they receive and pursue the path they feel is best for them. 

The Startup Lean presents two differing viewpoints on key entrepreneurial topics for you to decide which way you lean.

This week's topic centers on goal setting;

This Week's Topic:
Is it valuable to set goals?
"We get stuck in our preconceived ideas of what's possible. [...] Without radical goal setting, our futures end up looking like slightly better versions of our pasts. [...] The past is your greatest ball-and-chain. A clear, radical goal can move you exponentially instead of linearly. Create the future from your imagination."

- Jason Watt (CEO/Founder, Fishbird)
Why You Should Set Radical Goals
"Choosing a goal puts a huge burden on your shoulders. [...] Instead, you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals. When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time."

- James Clear (Writer,
Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.
Which Way Do You Lean?

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