Writing down our biggest and most audacious goals is fun, but kind of bullshit.
Don’t get me wrong, goals are an essential element of worthwhile accomplishments. I see a lot of stuff these days about writing our goals down, committing to them.
But I don’t see a lot of stuff about executing on those goals; you know, the part where you actually have to make them happen.
Again, I’m not a hater.
Write them down. Look at them every day. By all means, post them somewhere you can see them.
But don’t forget what they mean.
They mean work.
They mean change.
They mean discomfort.
They mean criticism.
They mean pain.
They mean coming up short, despite trying your best.
Then they mean getting up and going at it again.
We often define goals in terms of what get from something; what we achieve, what we win.
Oftentimes, this final victory is only a minor byproduct of the transformation that had to take place for that to happen. The tricky part is, transformations don’t happen on paper. They happen because we make them.
What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.
What are you doing tomorrow?