How high do you set your goals?

You should dream while awake. Not asleep.
That way you avoid living a life of wishes.

After interacting with many people as a coach, mentor, friend and colleague, I realise that most people’s biggest challenge is trying to set too high goals, instead of low goals which act as milestones. That way, one can celebrate small milestones.

The most important thing is to have a clarity of focus. And then set small milestones whose achievement take you a step closer to your ultimate vision.

No one gets a plate full of food and swallows it at once. You do one fork at a time until your vision of filling your stomach is attained.

Bolt, the word’s most fastest man did not start breaking record instantly after birth. It happened after a series of trials. He kept improving. Participating in small and unpopular competitions until he gained confidence to start looking at the big stage. He attained small milestones and it gave him confidence.

Let your goals not break you to go an extra mile. That is why once you have a vision, all you need are clearly planned targets in different areas of your life that when they are achieved they take you to the next level.

It is very important in any environment to be challenged to move to the next level. Identify the key achievements people of your age and in the same background have attained. And try to emulate or beat that one. Keep it within context.

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