“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.”- Jessica Savitch
It’s funny how…
when we’re just coming close to achieving a goal, the effort required seems to exponentially increase.
Think about it: it’s easy to start something — a race, a project, an initiative — as it requires little but a good intention and at least a bit of energy to take action.
But, as you near completion, so much has now taken place: obstacles overcome, mind traps endured, the natural entropy of the Universe distracting you.
It seems that both external challenges as well as internal resistance (e.g., fear of success) calls for that that last climb/effort/stretch to be a monumental one.
It’s at that point that it’s smart to set the next goal and raise your sights.
Staying focused on this target which has now all but made it to your doorstep keeps you fumbling and ineffective.
However, picking a new object further out which assumes completion of this goal — and even stands on it’s shoulders — gives you new energy and traction.
It requires active and self-interventional sight resetting: raising the crosshairs onto a much more distant but now somehow see-able next level of your game.
What in your world of splendid plans can get wrapped up quicker by playing a bigger game?
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“You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” – Ted Turner
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.