You know those people who do the unthinkable? They bite off more than they can chew and then they chew like Pac-man to make it happen? And it happens?!
Then there are the others, who stare at the plate and freeze. Motionless. So overwhelmed they don’t know where to start?
Do you find yourself as the latter? If so, I have two questions for you:
- How do the Pac-Man’s of the world do it? (Cause it’s usually not just a combination of hustle, skill and/or talent) and
- Is being motionless YOUR best path to kicking goals for this year?
People are still surfing the New Year enthusiasm wave right now.
But I’ll bet quietly (in the privacy of their vanity mirror) most of those people are packing their daks at the audacity of some of their goals.
My guidelines for goals are simple:
They are one part scary and one (or more) parts inspiring. That’s not a guarantee of a perfect goal, but it IS a reliable indicator of completion.
That’s what I call, “an elephant”. Because it’s big and beautiful and majestic and usually a little terrifying in the wild. (Your big ol’ brain is the safari in this scenario.)
If you’ve ever tried leaping outside your comfort zone you probably know those feelings.
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But what if the terrifying is more than just one part?
What do you do if you’ve set yourself the Big Daddy Elephant of the Herd version of your goal?
You need a strategy, a designed plan for where you’re headed.
And for “eating” elephants… you nibble.
You start with something that feels (and IS) doable… and you build on top of it.
Eventually it snowballs into recognisable progress.
We’ve talked about delayed gratification before. Reaching your dreams one step at a time.
This week’s lesson is about the SIZE of your steps.
If you feel like you’re biting off more than you can chew this year – or ever – whether launching a complex project, approaching a big name in your industry, finally tackling deep rooted baggage you’ve swept under the rug for decades, etc… then what’s the ONE next step you can take?
In class this week, we took some steps forward towards our goals by writing our Divine Design, and mapping out what we want in our life. But in an elegantly simple way.
What’s your nibble for now?
That small bite you can tear off and chew like mad (and even if you stumble through it, the stakes are low enough you can stumble comfortably).
Because it’s true what they say:
You really can do ANYTHING. Even your very own Maximum Growth Goal.
The only prerequisite is that you keep biting and chewing.
Sure, sometimes it might feel overwhelming.
But consistency is key. It builds more and more momentum over time.
So we have had the gang at Maximum Growth working on their Divine Design, goal setting that aligns with your soul’s calling. And what we have focused on has been keeping it simple.
Nothing more challenging then having the drive the set your goals for 2022 but you’re too overwhelmed to even open your document and know where to start writing and planning/
So tell me – what are you working on?
Sidenote: writing it down and telling someone makes it real. And real is like focusing your binoculars on that elephant – you increase the probability you’ll do it. (We had some very inspiring goals shared in the Business Membership this week, like Yvonne sharing her Northern Star with the class and working towards owning it, owning the space and stepping into her power as a business woman as she purchases her 5th business.)
I’m all about getting you to that next level.
Helping leaders to level up using a transformational mindset work.
P.S. – no elephants were harmed in the making of this email. Phew.
P.P.S. It’s not too late to complete your Divine Design and achieve your inspiring goals with like-minded people.