Learning

16 Jan, 2012, by Seema Bhatnagar

This is a part VII (last part) of seven part series of Goals setting and achievement.

  1. Part I, Why you should have goals?
  2. Part II, Frameworks for setting and achieving goals.
  3. Part III, Initiation
  4. Part IV, Planning
  5. Part V, Execution
  6. Part VI, Controlling
  7. Part VII, Learning

What is learning?

Life is very dynamic and full of learning and expreiences. Every day we learn something or the other and this is how we all are growing and achieving our personal best. Goal setting and achievement is more of conscious learning process through which, we particularly choose some results to be achieved to bring personal growth.
Initiating, planning, strategizing, executing and controlling are the basic steps of goals setting and achievement, at each step there is something to learn, it could be a new finding about ourselves or may be altogether a new knowledge about the world. Well, doing any new activity is always a source of learning. Irrespective of the fact whether you achieve your goals or not, setting and working towards goals is always a source of learning. Taking a typical example of organizations, after completion (successfully or not) of each project, there is a mandatory last phase called learning which must be completed to call the project as complete and closed and this phase is all about the learning or lessons learnt during the project execution. This knowledge becomes the important part of knowledge for an organization and all subsequent projects can refer to this knowledge in future. Doing this, adds knowledge and growth to an organization.
For personal projects also, the learning phase is equally important. With every step in your goal achievement journey, you get to learn about yourself, your character, your temperament and your deep love towards your goals, dreams and desire. In a nutshell, you get self knowledge, which according to me is nothing lesser than a treasure. If you keep setting goals you will keep getting self knowledge and understanding about yourself and this will make you to love yourself more and more. Moreover, you may share lessons learnt and learning with like minded people and indirectly helps them to achieve goals and personal growth.

learning from goals

Stamp your learning

To actually experience a personal growth it is essential to understand your learning from each goal you set to yourself. Once you have achieved your goals successfully or in fact even if you haven't, make it an important step to pen down your learning's. You will be amazed to see, how you have shaped up yourself as a good manager of your life and so many things you have learned on the way.
Following are some good pointer questions which you could ask yourself to compile your learning from your goals.

  1. What did you do best?
  2. Where did you deviate? Or What went wrong?
  3. What were the reasons for your deviations during executions phase?
  4. Which aspect/quality of your personality helped you to reach goal?
  5. Which aspect /quality of your personality need an improvement?
  6. What new skill you have added to yourself?
  7. What were the positive points of your strategy and plans?
  8. Overall, how happy you feel about planning and strategizing?
  9. What were the external or environmental factors which played significant role in your goal achievement?
  10. How did you overcome your temptations or forces which tried to sabotage your goals?

Personal Experience

Last year, I tried a raw vegan diet, as I wanted to cleanse my body and also want to lose some extra kgs. When started, I had absolutely no knowledge about it, slowly I enhanced my knowledge by reading about people who tried raw vegan diet and their experiences, read about raw vegan coaches and their recommendation, read the theory behind the diet, download umpteen number of recipes to suit my taste and flavour. After accomplishing my goal I discovered that my knowledge has reached to a level where I can easily coach other people about raw vegan diet. In fact, I have coached few of my friends last year for raw vegan diet and they got excellent results. Learning from my goals has actually helped me to acquire new skill which I never planned before.

Keep learning, Keep going

The success and failure of your goals does not matter much, what matters most is your learning from your goals. With every goal there is some amount of learning and with each learning you are attaining personal growth in some or the other way. Accumulating all learning is about enhancing your overall comfort and confidence in life because everything in the end connects to each other. No learning goes waste.

I believe through learning and application of what you learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal that you can set for yourself.-Brian Tracy
So keep making goals and keep learning from them.

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Related Posts
Why you should have goals?
Frameworks for setting and achieving Goals
Goal Initiation
Goal Planning
Goal Execution
Goal Controlling
cheers
Seema



                
Seema Bhatnagar
, Blogger, Writer, Life Coach and Founder of Abundance Thinkers, site for personal growth and development. Empowering people in achieving and living the best of personal potential.

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