Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss it you’ll land among the stars” – Unknown
If you are lacking in the confidence department, a great place to start is small goals.
Once you build your confidence or are already there, you need to start making bigger goals that will stretch you to become more of the person that I know you can be. I have not even met you and I know that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Goals May Make You Uncomfortable:
The idea behind a goal is to not actually get the result, but to:
- Shape our character
- Grow as an individual
- Learn new skills
- Experience new activities you never would have done before
EXAMPLE: When I created my personal mission statement, I never knew that I would have to blog, use social media and build this website. I hate technology! I focused and became a Master Armature within 3 months.
The most important part of going after your goal is who you become! That is the biggest reward!
- Help you acquire new skills
- Expand your vision of what you are capable of
- Build new relationships
- Learn to overcome your fears
- Discover what you are truly made of
I am not even close to accomplishing my goals, but I already hit every point above in the last 12 months. I have so many stories about my failures I could write a book about goal setting and perseverance. If I write it, would you read it?
There is a fine line you should be aware of:
- Make your goals realistic, but…
- Make sure they challenge you
- DO NOT underestimate yourself
I personally rewrite my goals monthly in accordance to my progress and set backs. Every time I make them scarier than before! Some will take decades to accomplish!
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” – Denis Waitley
You do not have to have any idea how you are going to accomplish a goal. All you need is to be committed to accomplishing it!
After you write a goal and have no idea what to do next, go to Google and type in the key words to see what pops up. Read 3+ articles and your imagination will do the rest.
Life is not all about accomplishing every goal you set.
Life is ALL ABOUT:
- Learning about yourself and what you are capable of doing
Life is way to short (less than 40,000 days) to go after small dreams which allow us to stay comfortable and safe.
If you are always comfortable, you are not growing and nothing in your life will ever change.
Only by stepping out into the unknown and stretching ourselves can we really discover what our true potential is.”