The intention to set new goals often outlasts their pursuit.
This is the depressing truth as you start the new year all shiny, happy and ready to take on the world.
But hey, don’t let that reality stop you from dreaming big. Because the uplifting truth is that the more courageous, the more consequential your goals, the more open to possibility you will be.
Goals of Consequence share a common attribute, courage: it takes courage not to dismiss Goals of Consequence out of hand as too hard, as too out there.
Compare this usual goal:
“My goal is to write an article for my local newspaper in the next 3 months”,
to this Goal of Consequence:
“My goal is to write a global best-selling book that is translated into 11 different languages within 12 months.”
And this one from the corporate arena:
“My goal as CEO is to increase the share price by 15 percent over the next 5 years”
“My goal as CEO is to reinvent global transportation over the next 5 years.”
I write extensively about setting Goals of Consequence and creating an operating system for your life and business in my book Fierce Reinvention: A Guide to Harnessing Your Superpowers for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Success. It is available on Amazon and other leading online bookstores.