Change Management Training Step 3: Set Clear Goals

Set Goals That Make You Stretch

The Mars Pathfinder project demonstrates the power of great expectations. This team of people set out to achieve spectacular results, and that very ambition called forth the creativity and commitment their goal required.

The most important aspect of how to begin deals with where you expect to end. So point yourself toward a dramatic destination. Wrap your efforts around a fine cause—some high challenge—knowing you’ll feel a sense of true achievement when you cross the finish line.

Why? Because high aspirations fire the imagination. When we aim our efforts toward something truly special, it stimulates us to think on a completely different scale.

Stretch goals force us...