Debra Eckerling Featured in Article for Lattice.com

Debra Eckerling, author of Your Goal Guide, has been featured in an article written by Jennifer Ernst Beaudry on revisiting goals, take a look.

How (and When) to Revisit Your Goals

By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry 

How to Refocus

Whether it’s driven by new business needs, changed circumstances, or any other reason, setting a new target can seem daunting. But experts say these key steps can bring clarity to the process. 

1. Focus on learnings.

It’s normal to feel disappointed or even embarrassed when a goal goes unmet. But don’t let those feelings keep you from learning.

“Make a list that details what you personally learned about yourself and the goal that you initially set,” Case advised. “You might have come away from the experience learning which direction you would rather not take your career in, for example. Or you might have picked up valuable lessons along the way about what it was like to pursue this type of goal even if it didn’t fully work out.”

Takeaways from the first goal could and should inform the new one. “Look at the reasons why the initial goal was a poor fit and address those directly,” Rovner said. “Possibly consider shrinking the goal next time, or making the new goal one or two parts of the previous goal that didn’t fit. You could also make it a goal to overcome — or work toward overcoming — the issues that stopped you from achieving the original goal.”

2. Give it time.

There’s no need to rush to replace one goal with another. In fact, giving the process some space is necessary.

“The key is to spend as much time as you need figuring out your goal,” said Debra Eckerling, founder of coaching consultancy The D*E*B Method and author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals. “Then you can make a plan.”

Eckerling’s method — determine your mission or goal, explore your options, and brainstorm a path forward — relies, she said, on the goal setter spending several days journaling about their hopes, worries, reactions, and thoughts to get clarity on exactly what they want to achieve. Only then, she said, can clients move forward with creating a mission statement.

“If you don’t know what you want, you can’t figure out how to get it,” Eckerling said.

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Your Goal Guide by Deb Eckerling (small copy)

your goal guide

A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals

Start with a plan. One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that we often don’t put enough thought into what we really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success.