What’s your relationship with goals? Is it all about panic, luck or control? Do the test and find out! Answer each of the following statements with whether you mostly ‘agree’, mostly ‘disagree’ or ‘N/A’.
- I set goals for most of the things I work on.
- I like to have an idea of what is to come.
- I don’t like surprises.
- I try to avoid unexpected situations.
- I set personal deadlines to get things done.
- I know what I want to accomplish next year.
- I periodically reflect on my goals and adjust them if needed.
- Things usually work out the way I want them to.
- Last year, I’ve accomplished most of my goals.
- I’m happy about where I am in my career and life.
- I’m good at handling unexpected situations.
- I usually abandon my goals in the process.
- I often and easily get distracted from my goals.
- Life usually gets in the way of what I want to accomplish.
Now, let’s determine your goal style.
Twist's advice: get a safety net
You’re doing great, but don’t forget sometimes the odds might not be in your favor. Consider having a backup of sorts, just in case you need to make a safe landing, and enjoy all the spoils life brings you!
Twist's advice: treat yourself!
Life is just what happens when we’re making plans. You’ve got your goals nailed, now just don’t forget to celebrate your successes and treat yourself. You deserve it!
Twist's advice: be in charge
Don’t forget you’re in charge of your life! Flexibility and flow are awesome, but if you aren’t clear on where you want to go, it’s hard to make sure you get there.
You love making lists and goals. You create new year’s resolutions, to do-lists and bullit lists of things you want to do in life. But somehow, life just gets in the way and you find that once more you’ve strayed off the path you’ve so carefully designed for yourself.
Twist's advice: focus on priorities
Know your priorities. You can’t control what lemons life decides to give you, but you sure as hell get to choose whether you want to make lemonade or keep baking your cherry pie. Nothing wrong with being flexible, but keep an eye on your goals and ask yourself whether you really want to shift your attention to this new thing that comes your way.