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As a Coach, I see it all the time and all of us are guilty of the same thing, we dream big. Don’t get me wrong. Yes, dream, and DREAM BIG. Where we tend to falter is in the plan. We point ourselves in what we think is the ONLY direction that will lead to success, hoping for some kind of magical giant stepped result.

If only, life were like that.

Setting smaller, attainable, goals is very similar to creating a business plan.

Okay, so now what the heck am I talking about?

What most people don’t realize is that a business plan is a live document, in that… It never stops changing. It, if being managed correctly, will undergo continuous edits, allowing for adaptations to meet unforeseen challenges to the success of the plan, and ultimately the business.

Now let’s apply the same sort of thinking to the process of our personal advancement. Setting shorter, intentionally measurable, steps toward a much larger goal will allow us to be adaptive in the process. It is within that adaptive ability that allows us to move in different directions attached to the rewards that inherently come with measurable results.

And, – now for the best part – because the plan is ‘live’ the BIG DREAM can change and the effort is still rewarded. Sometimes, what we think we wanted or needed the endgame to be wasn’t at all the real goal. You might ask why that is, and the answer would be as simple as… Experience.

Smaller goals and successes bring otherwise unrealized experience.

It is this realization that can assist in guiding future successes, one baby step at time.

 

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We are often taught to view a door as an opportunity, a challenge that is to be overcome, and that which is beyond its threshold is the prize. However, as we travel the labyrinth of corridors we call life, we often find ourselves standing before such an opportunity immobilized by fear.

Sometimes, the door is open and we can clearly see what lies beyond and other times it is closed, dampening our view. However, in either case, almost always, there is an invisible barrier of doubt.

The question is why the doubt, which most certainly stems from a fear?

The truth is the door empowers us by giving us an opportunity to wield its true power, closing it. Yes, all doors are meant to be opened but knowing when to leave them closed, or being able to close them before entering, or behind us after walking through, is where the real value is.

Leaving a door closed or closing it before going through may prevent us from making a big mistake because we didn’t listen to our gut. And, in this case fear and doubt become allies. Closing a door behind us is the ultimate power we are given at such a crossroad. It means that we are prepared to accept the challenges that are ahead and it can sometimes mean that which lies behind may not follow.

The real trick is to have the wisdom to know when and how to wield such a power without regret. And, that is another matter entirely.

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If someone tells you that questioning conventional thought isn’t appropriate, under any circumstance, that is a person that can teach you a great deal about complacency. Sometimes, exploration is as much about knowing how avoid the mundane as it is about experiencing the rush.

Any questions?