Goal setting for an 'Owl'

The wise owl is logical, mathematically minded, methodical and sometimes seen as a perfectionist. You can be slow to make decisions and inflexible if rules and logic says otherwise. Not a big risk taker, but you love detail.

What you naturally do well...

  • You are naturally curious and interested in gaining knowledge and becoming an expert.
  • You are thorough, meticulous, accurate, reliable, logical and good with details.
  • You like rules, procedures and structure and are a careful (but cautious) planner.
  • You think things through to minimise risk and the chance of things going wrong.
  • You like being prepared and being in control through preparation and planning.
  • You generally get along with other people, but have high expectations of their abilities.
  • You are motivated by knowledge, expertise and logic.

What to watch out for…

  • You tend to focus too much on details, and lose sight of the big picture.
  • You tend to plan everything to the extreme, taking too long to plan and not enough time to act.
  • You are a perfectionist, focusing on doing the job right, rather than whether you’re doing the right job.
  • You don’t like stepping out of your comfort zone or taking risks because you don’t feel in control or prepared.

Tips for goal setting success…

  • Don’t get bogged down in detail. Know your ‘Big Picture', your goal in life, and always keep this in mind.
  • Don’t be afraid of trying something new. Work out what you want and get out of that comfort zone to reach your full potential.
  • Don’t be afraid of failing – use your analytical skills to work out why you failed and how to use this knowledge for your next attempt.
  • Just do it! Once you have a plan, start acting on it. You can perfect it as you go, rather than waiting until it is 100% perfect before you start.

As an owl you will find success through your expertise, logical approach and ‘expert’ knowledge. Use your methodical nature to work through the goal setting process and focus on the right target.

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