Goals are meant to help us grow as an individual. Consider this strategy.
A – Goals: Something you may have done before, like buy a house, a car, a job move, etc. This is typically a goal that does not take a lot of effort or learning since it is typically an action that you have some experience with.
B – Goals: Something that you can learn but is a stretch goal. Like going from running a 5k to a marathon. This type of goal is when you have some experience in attaining the goal, but now you want to stretch the goal to achieve it at a greater level. With this goal, you do know a routine to follow but will have to expand the routine to maximize the ability to achieve it at a greater level.
C – Goals: These goals really excite you. Some refer to this goal as a BHAG – which stands for a big, hairy, audacious goal. It’s a goal that should scare you. It can be anything big. For example: taking a world cruise, living in a different country, or perhaps, starting a company. These types of goals.
- Require you to dig deep.
- Allows you to become more.
- Are Exciting.
- Are Inspiring.
- Are also SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound.
Start by creating a list of 50 things you want in your life.
- Write this list as if money is no object.
- Write the list as if there were no limitations.
- Describe in detail what achieving this goal would look like.
- Strive for a list of 50 items because it will challenge you to really go deep into your desires.
- Identify each goal as an A, B or C goal.
- Select one or two that would really make you happy.
- Keep your goal(s) in focus.
- Set your GPS to what you want.
- Put your goal in a statement as if it already happened.
- Repeat and write your goal every day.
- Shoot for the moon, and you may hit a star.