Friday, June 3, 2011

The Importance of Knock Out Goal

The Importance of Knock Out Goal

When I participated in the Training of Trainers (TOT) Program on Project Management at the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA), London, UK, I
learned how to write project goals correctly and achieve results. In this lesson it had been discussed about the importance of creating a Knock Out Goal.

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."-Andrew Carnegie Quotes

When you are creating your goals its important to set long term and short term goals. But its also important to write a knock out goal. A goal that encompasses all of your other goals. A goal that when you succeed at accomplishing it, you will feel complete. This goal should describe your character and passion. The achievement of your knock out goal would change everything!

Some examples of knock out goals:
Getting a masters or doctoral degree
Lose 75 pounds
Winning an Olympic Gold Medal
Opening and successfully running your own business
Creating a blog that has 100k subscribers (Personal goal of mine)
Financial freedom with enough money in the bank to retire

The list goes on and on, and every person has a unique knock out goal!
What goal could you achieve that would change everything?
What would your knock out goal be?

Your knockout goal is a goal that's worth pursing with passion. It's a goal that's worth spending at least a little time on each day.
The next step is writing your knock out goal down as you were taught in the previous lesson. Write your goal with detail and with passion. Once you have written your most important goal, carry it with you at all times. I suggest putting it in your wallet or purse. But where ever it is, make sure it's somewhere that you will see it often. By doing so you will constantly remind your subconscious and conscious minds, and it will keep them sharp.

Another reason why its integral that you carry your goal with always is because as soon as you write it down you will have doubts and fears. These doubts and fears are normal, but you must master them. It's OK at first have fears and doubts. Your knock out goal should stretch you and push you. But don't let your fears defeat you, let them be a testament for why you need to accomplish your goal.


Anonymous said...

First, I love the quote by Andrew..
The subject in this post is interesting and being a management student myself, I agree that it works!
My KOG is to start a Kidney Foundation in my town to help anyone who approaches it!! And, also to lose some pounds..LOL!!
I like your personal goal too..that's true! Fears should not come between your dreams...well said!

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colson said...

The day before yesterday a famous author ( Hans Keilson) died: 101 years old.

I hereby reveal my revised Knock out Goal. It was to live to be ninety. But now I aim at 100 ( at least) :).

DS. Utomo said...

@Fiducia: Really appreciate your comments. I'll check out your post on Indiblogger.

DS. Utomo said...

@colson: Hi, Jerry ! Well, you should plan and monitor your daily activities in order to achieve your goal. Have a great success ahead !

Multibrand said...

My knock out goal would be to live a healthy life, physic and morally, as long as possible.

DS. Utomo said...

God bless you and your family, mas Harry !

Sharifah said...

A Knock Out Goal - this is an interesting concept.

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

@Sharifah: Really appreciate your comments.