I have read the other day an article about judging the quality of a diamond and it remembered me about the goal of becoming a diamond in a very important network marketing company.
How about this perspective about your goals? How about thinking about your goals as diamonds and rate them the same?
First, let’s find out how you check a diamond's value. When it comes to judge a diamond’s value, everything it is reduced to 4 C’s:
- Carat weight
The best diamonds are considered the ones that are transparent or even colorless. Yet, the most expensive ones are those that have a very good transparency backed-up by a nice color and they are graded “D” or “E”.
The second quality, clarity of the gem is grading if the stone is clear all the way through. If there are tiny flows or cloudy areas, the diamond is considered less valuable.
The carat weight represents the weight of the gem in carats. One carat represents about 200 milligrams. The higher the amount of carats the stone has the higher the weight of the single piece of gem and the higher the value.
Finally the cut represents how many facets have the gem. The more facets it has the more light it’ll reflect and it will be considered more valuable. The angles and shapes are also equally important in judging the quality and the value of the diamond.
How about taking a look on your goals from the same perspective? Let’s start assessing your goals as your diamonds:
1. What is the color of your goal? Are your goals transparent and colorless or they having some color and less transparency? Can you picture your goal very transparent so anyone can understand and see it? The more transparent and even colorless it is, the easier will be for the people around you to trust you and your vision. They will be more willing to go along with you on your journey to achieving your goal. If your goals have some color and they keep their transparency, they will move peoples hearts and they will help you motivate others in supporting and helping you to achieve them.
2. How about the clarity? Is your vision clear? Do you picture it in the smallest detail? Can you share that image so anyone can visualize it and follow it? Make your goals clear without flaws and cloudy areas.
3. The importance of the goal is the carat weight. How important is your goal in your life or business or wherever is your goal related? The more importance and impact the results will have the more valuable the goal is and the more engagement and commitment will attract.
4. Finally, check how many aspects or areas of your life and business the goal is aligned and influences? The more alignment you’ll ensure the more value it will have. The cut of your goals is equally important as the cut of a diamond.
Your goals are your diamonds! Asses them and be sure to have the best diamonds possible and you’ll be on your path to success!
Senol ASAN is an expert on leadership, communication, negotiations, sales and sales management, business development and project management, and performance management. He has published articles on some of the most important websites over the internet and in international publications. He had public speaking engagements on leadership in different countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Senol is a successful retail banking expert with more than 11 years in retail banking and more than 7 years of management and leadership positions within the most important financial group of Romania. He proved in these 7 years that he natural combines very well emotional intelligence with rational intelligence which makes him a very appreciate leader and speaker.
Senol has participated in trainings with some of the most important international trainers from USA, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Austria, Slovenia and Romania.