Affirming something, setting goals – go big. Or go home. But, go bigger?
Somewhere between ‘nub of idea’ and ‘full-on pursuit’, beyond affirming something so clearly you can’t believe anything else – is visualizing it, believing it will happen, seeing it happen.
Hearing every cliché, we all know how we give up on ourselves long before we should – we give up on our belief we CAN do something, our resolve we WILL do it and our commitment to make sure we (or our team we are pushing, pulling or dragging along) DO it.
How many times have we heard that, thought that, said that?
YES, words and actions ensure success. BUT when we don’t get instant gratification, what do we do?
We lose faith in process, faith in ourselves and doubt our ‘affirmation’ and doubt our ‘goal’.
Cases in point: every dieter who failed to reach their target weight. Every batter who struck out. Every time that customer said no. Every time your boss said no. Every time mom said no, or dad said not – or government or NGO said no. We’ve all gained/lost, gone one step forward – two back.
Tightening our personal or corporate belts, trimming our abs or household budgets, dreaming about rocking today’s presentation or tomorrow’s vacation plan – all the same mind-set, same brain-problem. Not our attitude, not our skill set, not our belief system. Visualizing it – that part matters most. Setting goals. Important – agreed.
Sometimes (maybe every time) we wonder if our goal is too big or too bold, we should not be questioning whether it is valid, but rather questioning that it is not big enough, not bold enough.
Went to Vimy 2011 with a U of S Alum trip. History prof & University Chancellor were included on our bus of ~40 people. They let us in early so we had Vimy to"ourselves" and I suppose a few thousand "Souls". One of our party began singing O Canada and all joined in-very moving moment, I'll never forget', KK, Calgary, AB
Well spoken as always Mark. Linda and I are presently on tour through Europe which is steeped in the history of conflict. I can assure you that the people here have very long memories and join us in remembering our boys. A century may seem like a long time to us Canadians, but for many Europeans it was not. Cheers!, DM, Ladysmith, BC