Monday, December 31, 2012

Shoot for the stars

Over a year ago, I posted a blog titled "Don't shortsight your goals like JFK and NASA did"

Without rehashing it here, the gist is about goal-setting and what your list consists of.  Last week, I advised everyone to have a "pie in the sky" goal amongst their list.

I've been listening to a lot of podcasts lately regarding Kickstarter projects.  One piece of advice that has come about these is to have a "pie in the sky" goal.  For example, if you want to fund a writing project and you feel $5,000 would do it, once you've established the lesser dollar goals, establish one big, awesome goal.  Something like, for $20,000 I'd fly the person to my house, and I'd spend an entire week counseling them on their writing project.  No one may not ever take it on, but what if?

So, in your list of goal you'd like to accomplish for 2013, make one of them a "pie in the sky".

Here are some examples:

Lose 50 pounds and will run in one half-marathon

Pay off the car two years early

Learn a new language

Commit to writing a book.

Publishing a book

Double your income

Big, hairy, audacious goals, huh?  "Pie in the sky" for sure, but at the same time they're very doable.

What's your "pie in the sky" goal?  Have it?  Good.  Write it down, then commit to brainstorming ways to accomplish that goal, as well as your other goals.

One reason why you need this is because if you don't shoot for something way out there, you're never going to grow as a person, mentally, physically, intellectually . . .

Set one goal super-high.

Then do it.

Because you can.

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