Skip to content
The “grow” section
is designed to help you grow – to develop and live with a “growth mindset” as described by Angela Lee Duckworth in her book “
” and by Carol S. Dweck in her book “
”.

In addition to the above sources, inspiration for this chapter is taken from multiple sources that bring a research-based approach to goal setting. In particular three books:
(John Whitmore)
(Susan David, David Clutterbuck, and others)
These three books, coupled with my own coaching training and experience have allowed me to develop an approach to goal setting and management that is flexible yet effective.

The exercises in this chapter are framed around six goal or objective types:
A dream, vision or purpose:
How you see the future and your role in that future​, for example "Create a world where people work together in well-functioning teams and communities for the common good ...”
An end goal, life goal or moonshot:
to become the market leader, to be appointed sales director, to land a certain key account, to win the goldmedal. To put a rocket on the moon. It is seldom absolutely within your own control and you have no clear path to get there.
Performance Objective:
An objective that describes the performance level that you think will provide you with a very good chance of achieving the end goal; in your control and easy to measure. Examples of performance goals might be for 95 percent of production to pass quality control first time, for us to sell 100 widgets next month, or to have run the mile in 4 mins 10 secs by the end of September.
Project Objective:
Setting and achieving personal goals in the form of projects such as renovating your boat, launching a startup business or planning and hosting a major event such as a family wedding. These projects may also result from your Life Balance Wheel assessment or from discovering and pursuing your Life Purpose.
Process Objective
: (Setting and achieving goals through development of positive habits and routines, such as sleep, exercise, weight loss. These objectives may also result from your Life Balance Wheel assessment but may also connect with habits and routines associated with living your life purpose. In this context I have adapted the SPACE acronym created by Victor Strecher in how book “Life with Purpose”. (Sleep, Presence, Activity, Creativity, Eating as core habits to support a purpose drive life)
The Habit tracker exercise and the daily reflection exercise help with these goals.
Learning Objective:
Setting and achieving learning goals for personal growth.
The Reading List tool, the daily reflection and monthly reflection helps with these goals.

Working with a growth mindset

Developing a “growth” mindset

Aligning goals

Create your own personal growth system.

Setting goals and objectives

Habits or Rituals

Redesigning your habits

Growth and learning

Want to print your doc?
This is not the way.
Try clicking the ⋯ next to your doc name or using a keyboard shortcut (
CtrlP
) instead.