365 - When You Fall Short of a Goal

Posted December 31, 2021 by Mark Perna

Episode: 365

Episode Title: When You Fall Short of a Goal

What do you do when you set a goal, work hard, and then come up short? It’s a reality that all of us have experienced at one time or another. So let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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Hello and Happy New Year’s Eve! This is The Perna Syndicate. Next week, we’ll all be thinking about our resolutions and what we want to achieve in the New Year. But today, as we close out 2021, it’s a good time to reflect on how our goals went for this past year. 

 

Did you reach all your goals—or are you more like me, reaching some and falling short of others? And when you do fall short, what do you do with that? 

 

I’m a big believer in planning and goal-setting. I think these types of skills should be taught in schools much more intentionally than they are many times. I set lofty goals for myself, my company, and the work we’re doing to shift the paradigm nationwide for education, workforce, and economic development. 

 

But with lofty goals, there is always the risk of falling short. I know this when I make the goals. I don’t like falling short. I want to achieve everything, all the time, and even exceed my own expectations. 

 

But life doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes there are things beyond our control that set us back, that put our goal just a bit out of reach. When that happens, it’s a branch-creak moment. And I know what to do with those. It’s three things: focus, plan, and take action. And you can do the same. 

 

When you fall short of a goal, don’t give up. Don’t stay on the creaking branch. Instead, focus, plan, and take action on your next goal. 

 

Thanks for being part of The Perna Syndicate this year! We’ll see you next year with more insights on education, careers, and the younger generations in our fast-changing world. We’ll see you then!


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