When it comes down to having big goals or small goals, it’s always best to have bigger goals. As I have mentioned the importance of being unrealistic in an earlier post, it definitely makes an appearance when determining the goal(s) to have. Why is it so important to have big goals? I plan to answer that question in this post and hopefully get you to double, triple, or even 10x your goals. (Like Grant Cardone writes)
Shoot for the Stars
One of the reasons you should have big goals is that if you don’t make it all the way, at least you will still be successful. Or you should be. This is relative to what your goals were. Now, don’t read this and BELIEVE that it is okay to not reach them. You need to put in the effort to make them a reality. It just so happens that being successful, even though you didn’t reach your entire goal, is actually a thing. Say your goal was to be making one million dollars a year and you fell short. Now you only make seven hundred thousand a year. That’s still pretty successful. But again, don’t settle.
You start doing what you need to
When you have big goals you start to realize that some changes are going to need to be made. By changes I mean going out of your way to learn, even if that means getting less sleep. Working with people you don’t like for a bit of time because you know it’s what you need to do right now. Reaching out to people because you know you need to make better connections to reach the manufacturer you are after.
You will think differently
This is by far the most important. When you have a goal and it’s close to your heart, (And by this I don’t mean you want it, I mean you NEED it!) your mind will start to work in ways you probably never thought it would. Thinking is such an important part of being successful that that’s why I believe it’s so important to have big goals. You will think of ways to reach out to people. What’s the next thing you can monetize? How else can I improve my product or service? Who is the next individual that can connect me to hundreds, if not thousands, of people? You need to have big goals so you can think more often. The easy doesn’t require much thought because, odds are, many people have done it. Deep thought is becoming very uncommon. Don’t follow the crowd.
I have a book I’d like to recommend. The Magic of Thinking Big, which is below, is a book that I have read twice now. It puts you in a state that makes you want to chase your dreams down immediately. The link will be here and in the “Let’s Talk Books” page.
In the end, it is very important to have big goals. Something you need to remember is that setting your goals is the first step to make your dreams a reality. Let me know in the comments below if you are going to start setting bigger goals!