Fear can be our biggest motivator or our hardest obstacle to overcome and sometimes those fears are evident in the way we set our goals. That’s why I ask if your goals are to small? Now before I get started I will make this note that if you are just starting something it is ok to create small goals to help encourage and motivate you. I believe in the power of small goals, but I also believe goals should challenge you in a way that helps with your growth and development.
Does your goals challenge your abilities?
We all have our natural gifts and talents and without out cultivating them the honest truth is they go undeveloped and for most people they become wasted. Your goals should challenge you to develop as a person, to have to learn more, to find new ways to do things and to be innovative.
2. Do your goals don’t inspire you?
If your goals do not inspire you or motivate you to get to the next level maybe they are to easily achieved. We want to have some level of difficulty in order for us to appreciate our victories. When sweat equity is involved you have a level of investment that will help you push harder to get to the next level. If you have no sweat equity then just like they say about the free milk it goes unappreciated.
3. Do your goals take you out of your comfort zone?
Strong goals will take you out of your comfort zone. If you can achieve your goals without leaving your safe space, what have you really done for your growth and development? If you can achieve your goals without anyone’s assistance in any form, without creating a network, without hours of study, without hours of tried and failed or even without hours upon hours of effort period, then your goals are too small.
Take this time to reflect on how you can set goals that challenge’s yourself, keeps you inspired and takes you out of your comfort zone.