Shoot for the Moon

What did you want to be as a kid? Perhaps you wanted to be a cowboy, astronaut, superhero, rock star, or maybe a princess. Maybe even all of the above. Dreams of being a superhero are crushed by reality. Other dreams are sapped by daily responsibilities. But there’s that little part of us that still dreams big. Maybe our dream isn’t wrapped up in a job or title, but rather a destination or an achievement.

One of the most important factor in any type of success is setting and achieving goals. Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-targeted (S.M.A.R.T ) goals.

Setting goals is one inherent part of reaching goals, and planning on how to reach goals is the second part. It is perfect to shoot for the moon and define great goals, but long-term aspirations must be coupled with short-term expectations. The aspirations inspire, and the expectations guide.

Anyone can say they want to do something. Actually doing it, on the other hand, is the true sign of success. Big talkers in life that brag about their plans, yet mysteriously as time goes by, those plans never come to fruition.

Summing-up: Shooting for the moon doesn’t mean picking a big number. It means having a plan and accomplishing it. If you don’t know the answers to why you set the goal and how it gets you further, start writing your plan. If you know you can crush your goals, set bigger ones. You’re not a failure if you don’t make them.

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