How big goals keep you from losing perspective
I believe perspective is the best antidote to giving up on our dreams. When we get the right perspective on what our future could be, it will keep us from succumbing to the lure of giving up.
The problem usually isn't GETTING that perspective, however, it's KEEPING it.
I believe there are 4 main reasons we lose perspective as we chase our dreams: comfort, size, magic, and belief. In today's post I want to talk about size.
Our goals should be ambitious. They should make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others.
If the “thing” you are going after doesn’t make you move, if it’s not worth getting out of bed for, then you won’t. It’s that simple.
I have a dream for creating a sustainable giving fund to help families in need. It's so important to me, that it's a driving force behind the way I live. Yet, there are times when I go stretches of time without taking any action on that dream.
Why does that happen? It's because I let the impact of this dream slip from my mind. I lose the vision, and then I lose perspective. And when that happens, I lose the motivation to keep taking the steps I need to take.
We need to maintain our perspective so we can remember just how big our goal really is. If we don't keep the reason we're doing this in clear view, our goals will start to appear smaller than they actually are.
So that's my encouragement today. Have big dreams. Have ambitious goals. You need to if you want to keep taking steps in the right direction.
If the perceived value of the thing you want is not big enough to make you move, you probably won’t—at least not for long.
(This post was adapted from Chapter 5 of my book, STEP: Pursuing Your Dreams in the Midst of Everyday Life. Get your copy today!)