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Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence by Erik Qualman

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CHAPTER TWELVESet Laughable Goals

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

WALT DISNEY

There is a story of an individual (we’ll call him Charlie) who was lifting weights near Tiger Woods in the fitness center of a golf club. As background, Charlie specialized in helping managers establish goals and the strategic plans necessary to achieve them. Charlie struck up a conversation with Tiger about goal setting, which went something like this:

Charlie to Tiger: “What is your ultimate goal?”

Tiger: “18”

Charlie: “That makes sense. Jack Nicklaus holds the record for winning the most major PGA Tour Events in history with 18. Obviously, you want to establish your legacy as the greatest golfer of all-time and surpass Jack’s 18 major wins. At the age of 36 ...

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