No one succeeds alone — yet, most people try to.
One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is that they set goals by themselves, and then they struggle throughout the year because the people who are in their life — the people who have to buy into their goals if they want to accomplish them — aren’t on the same page.
That’s why we created The ONE Thing Couple’s Goal-Setting Retreat, modeling an exercise that Jay and Wendy Papasan have been doing for the past decade. The point isn’t to negotiate for whose goals are right, but for each person to understand what the other person’s goals are and how they can support the other person in achieving those goals. In this episode, we’re going to look at what happens when a couple, for the first time, sets their goals together. The results are pretty amazing, but here’s the best part: you can do it too.
The ONE Thing to take away from this episode:
- The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results – it’s not the surprisingly easy truth. In this episode, you hear how challenging the process of setting goals together is... and you also hear how much it helps.Who is riding shotgun with you who you can sit down with and have deep conversations, which you might have been avoiding up until now? It’s not about negotiating for whose goal is going to win. It’s about understanding what the other person wants and asking how you can help them get it.
What would be possible in your life if you made a goal-setting retreat a yearly ritual?
If you want to put the ideas discussed in this episode into action, consider joining us at our Goal-Setting Retreat. And if you can’t make it to Austin this year, we’ll help you host your own retreat with the Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat and the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course.
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LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Join us at our Goal-Setting Retreat (Nov. 9th & 10th in Austin, TX): the1thing.com/event.
- Download the FREE Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat
- We’ll help you facilitate a retreat with the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course