Not just ticking off the to-do list on your latest planner. (That’s good too, but doesn’t compare).
The feeling when you’ve tinkered, taken action, faced the challenges, been knocked down, gotten up, knocked down again and made it across the line.
The bruises, cuts and scratches are all worth it.
That’s the kind of goal I’m talking about.
So how do you get there?
First thing is to set a goal that is so big it scares you. This is the goal that if you were to share it, your friends and family would pull a face and ask you if you’re nuts.
Well maybe you are.
Nuts for believing in going for it.
You’d be in good company.
Here are a few other people labelled as ‘nuts’.
Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Gianni Versace, Nikola Tesla.
See, most people will never do something amazing. And not because they can’t. Rather, they will never set the goal big enough that it energises them and wakes them up in the morning with passion and purpose.
They will live a life of mediocrity because that is the norm.
That is what is expected and even encouraged.
I say, set a goal that will leave you breathless when you skid into the final base.
The right goal recipe will do this.
So what’s in the recipe? Here we go:
1 – Something big that excites and scares you at the same time
2 – Something that fills you with passion
3 – Something that requires only YOU to do it (at least at the outset)
4 – Something that – once succeeded at – would feel like a serious achievement?