Skip to content

Episode 9: The Goal-Setting Secret You Might Not Know

HL S01E06-Blog Image
Play Video

Show Notes

Goal setting is a pivotal aspect of achieving success, but it can sometimes become a double-edged sword. It’s essential to strike a balance between aspiring for more and appreciating what we already have. Without this balance, we risk falling into the myopic goal-setting trap, where our happiness hinges solely on achieving specific outcomes, potentially overshadowing the many joys and accomplishments that already fill our lives.

In today’s episode, I share another story from the Silicon Valley archives, this time about Aashini, a high achiever who found herself trapped in a cycle of dissatisfaction and unfulfilled aspirations. Despite her impressive background and career, Aashini’s focus on securing a promotion left her feeling undervalued and stuck. Her situation is a classic example of how a narrow focus on specific career milestones can take a significant emotional and professional toll. Through coaching, Aashini learned to disconnect her self-worth from her job title, broaden her perspective, and ultimately find fulfillment and success in a more balanced way.

Have you ever found yourself so focused on a single goal that you lost sight of your overall happiness and well-being? How did you recalibrate your priorities?

Key Questions Discussed In the Podcast

  • Why tying your self-worth to specific achievements can lead to frustration and a sense of failure, preventing you from appreciating your actual value and the broader successes in your life
  • How to achieve the delicate balance between pursuing additional accomplishments and remembering the success you have already created
  • How you can set goals that set you up for success in all parts of your life

Resources Mentioned In the Podcast

Listen On

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap