I bet you didn’t expect that statement from someone who’s spent most of their adult life setting big goals?
What do I mean?
Well, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be setting big, important goals, you most definitely should. You should set some mildly outrageous ones as well!
Why not set a goal of owning a helicopter, or being in a position to have 6 overseas holidays a year?
Anything that has been achieved by somebody else, is achievable by you. However, it’s the process of getting there that should be taking your time and effort.
It’s the small goals that map your journey to the big outcomes that’s important.
So, you should treat these big and important goals more as a life plan. But design yourself an obtainable and reasonable way of getting there.
Take care of the little things
Let’s say that you’ve set yourself a goal of being the number 1 requested international speaker, on your subject. If you’re already a ‘top-10’ international speaker, then maybe that’s not such a huge goal.
But what if you’re just starting out? That goal should be treated more as a life plan. As something you aim to achieve within the next fifteen years, perhaps.
For you to get to that position, there’ll need to be a number of smaller goals you’ll need to achieve first.
For example, you could set some goals that’ll allow you to become familiar with the speaking circuit, or perhaps find 12 speaking engagements over the next twelve months, or maybe find a coach, or mentor?
These are the goals that you should be chasing, the things you have control over.
Spend your time chasing the things you can influence, rather than the things you can’t.
So, now you’ve decided on your big, outrageous goal, you’ll need to have a plan to get there won’t you? Well, that’s where I can help.
Take a look at this post from a while ago, it’ll help you get all your ducks in a row and give you a roadmap to achieving anything you desire.
Let me know how you get on in the comments 😉