Setting big goals is an important part of growth. When you don’t set goals, you’ll never really get to where you want to go. You might not even know where you want to go! Setting big goals is crucial to living the kind of life you want, but how you set those goals is also important. Setting big goals and taking little steps towards them is one of the most efficient ways to get to where you want in life.
Why Set Big Goals?
When setting goals, you want to make them big. You want to make them bigger than you ever think you can achieve. You want to shoot for the moon! When you set big goals, you gain a couple of different things. First, you’re telling yourself that you can achieve anything. By actually setting a big goal, you’re saying to yourself, “This is not out of the realm of possibility,” which is a huge confidence booster! Big goals also keep you from limiting yourself. You don’t have to put a cap on what you can do. If you can dream it, you can do it!
How Not to Get Frustrated With Big Goals
You want to make a big, big goal, but you also don’t want to get disappointed on your journey to reaching that goal. Taking baby steps towards that goal and celebrating each small accomplishment is one of the most efficient ways to reach those astronomical goals. Honestly, this is hard, for me. The baby steps are my biggest challenge. When I set big goals, and I love to set big goals, my MO or modus operandi is to run after them and quickly get frustrated. Let me assure you this approach doesn’t work!
My background is in health and leadership coaching, and I’m a certified John Maxwell leadership coach. John Maxwell is a great leadership coach that been around for a long time, and he often uses the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. It talks about how the tiniest little steps add up every day, and I often use weight loss as an example. If you haven’t read the ‘Compound Effect’ by Darren Hardy, I highly recommend that book.
Taking Little Steps When Setting Goals That Are Big
When setting goals, we have to wake up every day and take one baby step at a time. I like to recommend two simple things to you. Number one, write down your big goal. Write it down and then pour through a list of why you want to achieve that big goal and what your life will look like when you do and how exciting that’s going to be. I want you to write it, not type it on the computer; you have to get your hand and your head to talk to each other. Write it out, that’s so important!
The second important thing is to find a buddy or an accountability partner. It doesn’t matter if it’s a colleague, spouse, or your best friend as long as it’s someone who will hold you accountable to your big goals and keep you on track.
As a life strategist, that’s my torch. So many people are afraid of their big goals, and I want to help you combat that fear. I want to come alongside people and assure them that they don’t need to be afraid. You cannot do anything alone, and you are not going to accomplish a big goal alone.
We’re only going to achieve big goals by partnering with someone, even if they’re just a sounding board for you to talk about your goal to and who will hold you accountable. We were put on this earth for love, that’s what I believe, to love each other and to help each other become all we were meant to be. So why would you do it alone? Why would you do anything alone? We weren’t made to succeed alone.
Start Setting Goals Today
Don’t wait to start setting goals. Do it today. Stop what you’re doing, sit down, and write out your goals. Think about the baby steps you will need to take to get there. I get discouraged with the baby steps, and even though I don’t like to take baby steps and I want to take big steps, it’s just not an efficient way to reach a goal. Then find a partner who will hold you accountable. Start getting up every day, look at what you wrote down, and remember why you’re going for that goal. Talk to your accountability partner and take small steps. You will get there!
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