Do you dream of doing something amazing? Or do you, like I used to, spend your days wishing that your life was different?
If you answered yes to either question, or perhaps even to both, then you need to set some BIG goals to change things.
Setting BIG goals can then lead you to other questions, usually starting with how! How can I change my life? How can I do this amazing thing?
And to start, it won’t be easy. Achieving a big goal never is.
But it can be done!
And here’s what’s working for me (so far):
Having a plan and breaking it down.
I started with the ultimate goal (moving to Portugal), and then broke that goal down into years, months and even weeks. The late great Stephen Covey said that you should ‘begin with the end in mind’ and he’s right. I may drift off now and again, or have a mad moment what I want to just do everything right now (and then there’s the Portuguese economy to think about!), but overall, taking each day at a time, with the big end goal in mind, is working.
We may not be living in Portugal right now, but we do own 50% of our house six years after buying it, and we are consumer debt free. Who would have thought that was possible a few years ago?
So set the BIG goal, make a plan, break it down and then start working towards it. Don’t forget to sharpen your saw along the way though!