Result Goal the Why

You know exactly where you want to go!

Making a decision, choosing your destination.

Do you know what motivates you? 

Do you know what motivates people in general?  It's actually pretty simple. It boils down to two core concepts - Pain & Pleasure.

Put simply we want to avoid pain, and get pleasure.  This avoidance or drive most often happens in the form of recognition, money, or contribution.    

Why does this matter?  Because, if you have a result goal defined without what motivates you behind it, the likelihood you will fail to achieve it is very high!

But, don't worry. We are here to work with you so that doesn't happen. We compiled a definitive list of options for you to try as defined, or to mix and match, until you find the way to define the goal that really resonates with you!

Remember, to take all the time to be introspective while defining your Result Goal .

A goal and what it means to you is deeply personal so the more deeply it speaks to you the more motivated you'll be to complete it! 

Ways to Write a Result Goal

Option 1: BestSelf Statement The BestSelf Statement considers that you are long term future motivated.

Use this form if you can create a clear image of the future in your mind.
Result Goal
What you want, what it will mean if you achieve it.

Why it's important for you 5 years from now.
Option 2: Intrinsic Statement The Intrinsic Statement considers that you are internally motivated.

Use this form if you're highly empathetic and observe more than act.
Result Goal
What you want, how it will make you feel to complete it.

What values it exemplifies in who you strive to be.
Option 3: Extrinsic Statement The Extrinsic Statement considers that you are motivated by rewards.

Use this form if you're highly ambitious and love to crush it. 
Result Goal
What you want, what you're going to get for doing it.


What people will think when you achieve it.
Option 4: Time-Bound Statement The Time-Bound Statement considers that you're motivated by deadlines.

Use this form if you move constantly between things and 
Result Goal
What you want, how long you have to do it.

How your life will change when you complete it.
Option 5: In-the-Now Statement
The In-the-Now Statement considers that you are short-term motivated. 

Use this form if you're highly spontaneous and make quick decisions.
Result Goal
What you want, how you'll feel if you don't do it.

What you will lose if you don't.

Final Thoughts

When experimenting with writing the Result Goal try framing them in a way that amplifies the Pain or Pleasure you'll get for accomplishing, or not accomplishing the goal.

Your target for the Result Goal is something that when read, you feel it - you get a chill, your heart beats a little faster, you get just a slight twinge of concern. 

Note: It's very likely you may have multiple variations that appeal to you. If this happens try one at a time, for a month at a time, and see what your results look like. Stick with the one that gets you going and doing the work!

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