Originally Posted by Chris_1977
Actually, Steve is judging goals harshly that fail to strongly inspire people. He says that in many cases goals like earning more money or getting a relationship are bad goals. Not because they are not very specific but because it is the kind of goal that many people have but that, in most cases, do not very strongly inspire them. They could take or leave those goals.
I feel this thread is being derailed by people who have not actually read the newsletter. Goals not being SMART is not at all what Steve was writing about. Actually, some years ago Steve railed against "SMART" goals. He even made op alternative meanings for the letters of "SMART". Something like Stupid, Mediocre, Anal-retentive, Retarded and Tedious. Well, I am making the words up know because I do not remember them, but the conclusion that Steve was not terribly fond of "SMART" goals at that time was easy to draw......
Hmmm...well this seems to make more sense to me, the way you put it. Maybe I just didn't get it in the newsletter?
Yeah, a goal that makes a person really happy to think about it is obviously gonna make them pursue it more than a goal that is just something they are half-hearted about or need more than want.
I just found the examples given were generalized as being boring for everyone, because HE saw them that way.
To someone who has been homeless...finding a new home would be an awesome goal, and one that would make them very happy.