I am amazed by how many motivational experts, speakers and leaders recommend people chasing after “huge” goals, taking “massive” leaps and going after “big hairy audacious goals”.
I don’t believe this is a great idea (it works for maybe 1% of the population). For everyone else it just scares the beegeez out of them. Their goals are way to big and when they can’t see any progress, they throw in the towel or give up.
My advice is, take it slowly, build consistent sustainable success, bit by bit. Stack these small successes one on top of the other and before you know it, you have come a long, long way. You’re not overwhelmed and you feel like you’re going places (and you are).
So, when setting your goals, choose what you are comfortable with, then stretch it a little further (if you’re comfortable with running 5km’s three times a week, stretch it to 7km’s 3 times a week) so it pushes you, but does not overwhelm you. Then adjust as you make progress.
That’s the secret to getting ahead, going forward in a way that you never go back!
Whats your thoughts?