Posted October 11, 2021 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: Aligning Our Goals
A lot of people think the younger generations don’t have goals, but that’s not true. Our goals may simply be misaligned. Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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Hello and welcome—you’re now in The Perna Syndicate! I’m your host, Mark Perna, and I want to kick off our week talking about something everyone has. And that’s goals.
Whether they know it or not, everyone sets goals. Long-term goals to create the life we want to experience—short-term goals just to make it through the day. Relationship goals, lifestyle goals, health and fitness goals, financial goals, and so on. A goal is anything that we want badly enough to work toward.
The universal nature of goals is a key to connecting with the younger generations. Too many people look at Millennials and Gen-Z and think, “they don’t have any goals in life”—but this simply isn’t true. They may not have the same goals as the person making that judgment, but they do have goals.
If our goals are misaligned with those of young people, the result is usually frustration on both sides. Often, the things we are asking them to do—like put in their best effort, show up on time, put aside the distractions, give their full attention, et cetera—do ultimately lead to the achievement of their lifestyle goals as well.
The secret is to bring our goals and their goals into alignment, so that they see these positive behaviors as stepping stones to what they want. When we can draw that connection for them, we position our organization as their solution to achieving their goals.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk more about the concept of becoming a solution for young people. Thanks for listening to The Perna Syndicate today—we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more insights on the next generation.