Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Break it Down

          Changing the world is a pretty lofty goal. Some may say too lofty. I can understand.  Let me put it this way: If you’re standing in front of a cleared lot with plans of a skyscraper in your head, the task in front of you may seem quite daunting. The thought of going from nothing to everything can be a bit overwhelming. 
But what if you take your daunting task apart a bit? Picture the first story of the skyscraper. Then build the first story. Picture the second story; build that. Picture the third story, and so on. The fact of the matter is, buildings don’t go from nothing to everything overnight. They need scaffolding to get there. So do we.

          We don’t achieve our goals overnight either. It’s a process that can take months, years, even lifetimes. And our loft goals may seem unreachable if we don’t take the time to plan it out. So do yourself a favor: add some scaffolding to your project. Plan out the steps you want to take to reach the top of your skyscraper. And maybe, you’ll have a higher chance of getting there.

To give you an example of this, I thought I’d add scaffolding to my own goal:

Goal: To change the world through kindness
1    1. Be kind everyday
      2. Go on Blahtherapy everyday
      3. Email people who have questions or problems as much as possible
Goal: To inspire other people to change the world in their own way
     1.    Blog every Tuesday (well, not doing so hot at this right now, but I’ll get there)
          2. Speak in front of people whenever I get a chance. (hopefully, I have another speech this spring
     3. Get an inspirational speaking mentor
     4.  Learn how to speak and speak for a living :)

           So if you look at the goals before me, they seem quite lofty and even unattainable. But if you look at the steps instead of the goals, they look very reasonable.  Does this seem like something you might be interested in? Giving your brain a rest from wondering how on earth you’re going to complete your goals?  

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