With the New Year right around the corner, we’re all thinking about what we’d like to accomplish and achieve in 2014. As you think about goals for the upcoming year, we encourage you to consider this insight from Chris Guillebeau.
Chris makes a great point about updating our goals so that we are always stretching. For example, if you’ve never run a day in your life, starting with a goal to run one mile is a good start. However, once you’ve become a regular runner and one mile is not a big deal, it’s time to make a change and stretch. Maybe it’s time to do something bigger, like sign up for a marathon, even if you are far from being “ready.”
Bigger isn’t always better, but sometimes it is. Step it up! You know what to do. Your confidence from overcoming earlier challenges has given rise to two new belief structures:
1. That wasn’t so hard, was it?
2. What’s next?
This sentiment falls right in line with part of our philosophy, it’s okay to start small but aim for bigger.
It’s not the fear of missing out you need to worry about. It’s the fear of being unafraid to take a risk when you knew the time had come.
You don’t want to wind up thinking, “Huh. I wonder if I should have tried that.” You want to look back and think, “Hell yeah!”
It can be tough, I know. When you have a good life or a good job, it’s easy to accept it for what it is. But somehow we need to rise above the ordinary, even when the ordinary is fine and well.
What goals have you created for yourself? Are you ready to aim for bigger?