Conquering the Big Hairy Audacious Goal
“Habits do one of two things…They will either support or sabotage your #success.” –Lisa N. Alexander
Big dreams are sometimes called big, hairy audacious goals.
And yes, big dreams can be scary.
Some dreams and goals are so big you wonder how you’ll get it done.
I learned this expression from an old boss and it makes a world of sense…
Question: How do you eat an elephant?
Answer: One chunk at a time.
And that’s how big scary dreams and goals have to be approached—one chunk at a time.
Success or failure is wrapped up in your day-to-day routine. That means breaking the goal into bite-size pieces you can do everyday is what moves you closer to your goal.
So instead of thinking I need/want to lose 50 pounds by the summer…think I need to drink a glass of water every morning, or I need to add fruit to my breakfast or I need to take the stairs instead of the elevator…and then do it everyday. You might miss a few days but think consistency over the long term. I do not believe you should berate yourself because you missed a day or two.
It’s these seemingly small habits you adopt everyday that move you closer to your big, hairy audacious goal.