Lifestyle – Set Goals that Scare You!
Setting Goals is a topic of conversation throughout the year. Like many things, it often amazes me what events in our lives cause us to refocus away from distractions and back onto what is important to us. Today, that event is the Super Bowl.
Lifestyle is truly about getting what you want, and living the life you desire. Strangely, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, known maybe more for the hype and the television commercials than the players or the game, has made me refocus on my life and business goals. As I write this, it is actually 2 days after the big game, the winner has been decided and the hype has died down. All I can think about is how much I want to go next year, and what I need to do to make that happen.
This year’s Super Bowl was different. Yes, I watched the game, with colleagues from work, some football fans, some just interested in the hype, the pre-game, the half-time, the acceptance speeches – all of it. However this was different. This year, for the first time, I knew someone who was there. A couple mentors of mine were in San Francisco, earning their trip as a reward from their company (aka free), and as I watched their videos and saw their posts on Facebook, the Super Bowl became real. I knew someone there. And if they could do it, I can do it too!
As the game went on, and the hours after, discussions changed from the contest to the event. And quickly I realized there were two types of people around me, those who see possibility, and those that complain. I wanted to feel the feeling of being there, experience the excitement, the passion, the pain. Others looked at the cost, and what type of home appliances they could buy with the price of the ticket; they called people fools for spending the money, and had countless ideas on how they would spend this cash they never had.
Setting Goals that scare you is uncomfortable. The more I listened to the people around me, the more I realized they missed the point. I did not want to be in the same room having the same conversation in a years time – I wanted to be in Houston!
Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can’t get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, your not setting big enough goals. – Bob Proctor
Honestly, I cannot tell you why watching a football game made me think of Bob Proctor, but I am sure he would tell you the universe had something to do with it. However, it did make me think of my goals – they did not scare me. In the life I want to create, not only do I want to go to Houston next year for the Super Bowl, but with a group of people and share the experience. Lifestyle is not about experiencing things by yourself, and goals are not about the destination, but the journey.
I realized, by watching a football game on television, that I am not the person today that can go to the Super Bowl with a group of people. But I do have a year to make that happen!! Where do I start, writing it down on a goal card, putting it in my pocket, and looking at it twice a day. The first thing in the morning, and the last thing I look at before I go to be – Super Bowl 51 – Feb 5 2017 – NRG Stadium Houston TX
See you all in Houston… who is coming with me!!
I don’t guarantee everyone success, but I guarantee everyone a shot!