Many people overestimate what they can do in a year, but underestimate what they can do long term.
Sometimes our goals are unrealistic, or even uncompelling or uninteresting. This can often lead us to get discouraged when we don’t see the results we want.
Setting Long Term Goals
What if we had the exact same goal, but more time? Say, a decade? There is a much higher chance of success!
“Instead of setting one year goals, I set decade goals! And let me tell you, they were terrifying!”
It can be intimidating and even embarrassing to set such big, long term goals. What if we fail, and everyone around us knows we failed?
Setting Ambitious Goals
The first steps are always the hardest, but it gets easier! So many ambitious goals we have are indeed accomplishable if we only give ourselves a realistic time frame.
“I know a lot of us at this point are still feeling like, what do we want to be when we grow up?”
Many of us feel like we should have everything in our lives all figured out by now. If instead of trying to figure it out right away, we give ourselves time to try new things, explore, talk, and enjoy the process, we have a much higher chance of finding what we’ve been looking for and landing on the right thing.
“I really believe that most of our dreams aren’t killed because they’re too ambitious; they’re just killed by a short runway.”
It’s easy to want results and answers right away, but waiting a long time for it? That’s really hard. But the thing is, it’s not just about the end result. It’s about falling in love with the process. The joy of success and results is only part of the reward!
“If you don’t like the process, it’s going to be SO difficult to get to that kind of outcome.”
So go out, find big dreams and goals, and pursue them! You don’t have to do everything, but find just three big, compelling goals for the decade, and fall in love with the process and journey that leads you there!