DUMB Goals

We’re so systematized to make Yearly Goals that are SMART Goals, that we forget that there are some things more important than metrics. In my coaching and consulting practice, I help people understand that there are such things as DUMB Goals that make a world of good happen. And for that, I turn to Motivational Speaker, Brendon Burchard, CEO of GrowthDay for the answer and his video on DUMB Goals. I’ve since come to believe that we need both SMART and DUMB Goals and that DUMB Goals should trump every time. Brendon is “hi-octane” certainly, but I’ve actually come to love that about him and what he brings to our world. We need someone who lives “hi-octane” to help us make the changes our world needs and who can help us understand DUMB Goals in the best way possible.

Why do we feel the need to create yearly goals that have metrics attached to them? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” attributed to Peter Drucker (although Zach First, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute says that Drucker never actually said that). Actually, he said something much more profound. Sure, there are times when it makes sense to measure and adjust. I’m not advocating for getting rid of SMART Goals, believe me – but I’m asking – are there any DUMB Goals that life is hinting at for you?

After a meeting of some global minds this afternoon on helping our world accelerate into Teal Paradigm Mindset for new organizational development (four of us were from the US, one from Sweden, one from Canada, one from Australia), I decided to take another look at my 2022 Goals. I scrapped everything I’d written in December 2021 and now these goals line my office instead. Short, sweet, expansive, healing – resonating everywhere. Will you join me?