Viditrainer Interviews – Episode 4
Goal setting and motivation
I set myself a goal this year to be better at goal setting and motivation. Seriously!
It’s not that I don’t have goals. Quite the opposite. I have many big, scary and sometimes hairy personal and business goals. However, I’ve realised that I’m not properly tracking my goals and the progress I’ve made in reaching them.
The problem with this unmethodical approach to setting and tracking your goals is that you have to rely only on self-motivation. If you don’t track your goals properly, you often don’t know when you’ve achieved them. So when you do actually achieve your goal, you don’t celebrate the milestone because you’re busy with other things.
Let me explain this with an example. A while ago, I set myself a goal to have a branch of my property business in another town. Of course, life happened and, predictably, I got caught up in the day-to-day grind of running a business. An opportunity arose this year and we now have this office in the other town.
Problem is, until this week, I didn’t actually realise that I had reached this goal. I was too busy with a whole boatload of other things to take a moment to reflect on this success. What would it have done for my own motivation or that of my staff if I had just taken a moment to celebrate and enjoy this small victory?
What does this have to do with our guest, Rudi Rebstein?
You probably already know that Rudi Rebstein is a well-known South African speaker on the topics of motivation and reaching your maximum potential. What you probably didn’t know is that he recently sat down for an interview with me.
As the rain bucketed down in Cape Town during our interview, Rudi spoke about motivation and reaching your maximum potential. As a peak performance strategist and professional speaker, Rudi shares a few strategies for getting the best out of yourself.
Enjoy the interview!