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Are You Chasing Goals or Embracing the Journey?

Discover the Power of Journey Goals for Personal Growth and Fulfillment

What are Journey Goals?

The concept of journey goals emphasizes the importance of not just focusing on tangible end results, but also considering the experiences, personal growth, and contributions to others along the way while striving to achieve one's goals. Let's take an example of a goal to join the executive leadership team in your company. Here's how journey goals can be personalized and integrated into the process:


Experiences:

Instead of solely focusing on reaching the C-suite, you can set journey goals to actively seek out experiences that enrich your career journey. This can involve taking on challenging projects, seeking out leadership opportunities, and gaining diverse experiences across different functions or departments in your organization. You can also proactively seek feedback, learn from successes and failures, and build relationships with mentors and colleagues who can provide valuable insights and support along the way.


Personal Growth:

Along with the tangible goal of reaching the C-suite, you can set journey goals to focus on your personal growth as a leader. This can involve honing your leadership skills, improving your communication and negotiation abilities, and developing a strategic mindset. You can also invest in your professional development through training, workshops, and certifications, and seek opportunities for self-reflection and self-improvement. Emphasizing continuous learning and growth will prepare you for the challenges and responsibilities of an executive role.


Contributing to Others:

As you progress towards your goal of joining the C-suite, you can set journey goals to give back and contribute to others. This can involve mentoring and supporting colleagues, fostering a positive and inclusive work culture, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You can also actively contribute to the success of your team and the organization by sharing your expertise, collaborating with others, and finding ways to create value beyond your immediate role. By being a servant leader and positively impacting those around you, you can demonstrate your leadership potential and make a meaningful contribution to your organization.



Incorporating journey goals into your pursuit of joining the C-suite can help you create a more holistic and fulfilling career journey. It allows you to focus not just on the end goal, but also on the experiences, personal growth, and contributions to others along the way. By actively seeking out opportunities for growth, giving back, and making a positive impact, you can develop the skills, mindset, and relationships needed to thrive in an executive leadership role.


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Revel Coach Co-Founder Marcy Stoudt is passionate about developing leaders, bringing teams together, and creating a work environment where people thrive. For the past 25 years, she has worked with hundreds of women and executives and has coached, taught, and inspired results through confidence and balance.


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