So you set the goal.
Hit it…now what? What next…?
Much has been said about how to set a goal. Spending time to identify and set a goal. Getting through the process to achieve it.
We are told to set the goal, identify the obstacles, and create plans to overcome them. Timeline it with required resources…Rinse, lather, repeat.
When I was younger there was no end to goals I wanted to achieve. Maybe that was you too?
We start off with maybe a few easy ones, you hit them and then you start to get the hang of it.
Time to celebrate and enjoy it, you earned it.
As you get older you focus in on the big goals. What do you want for your family? What do you want to learn about next? How much money do you want to earn? What role do you want to have next or end up in? What kind of company do you want to work for?
These goals can start to be really big and need years and maybe even decades to figure out.
If you are lucky and you factored all the variables you hit the goal.
If you do the process right, you pick good goals, hard goals, goals that take time.
You hit them…it is great, maybe even life changing. …but here’s what is not discussed, written, or blogged about.
In my experience it can create a vacuum. You have been working on the goal for a while. It has been your compass and direction, your North Star. Every day you knew what you were working towards.
That vacuum can be tough to overcome. A sky without stars is tough to navigate in. It can feel rudderless, directionless.
However, this is just the illusion that comes about from being rusty. Too much time spent working on goals rather than setting them.
The trick is getting back to the beginning. The imagining stage. To see the world as is it could be.
You have done it before, you just need to remember the way.
If this is where you are, remember you are one of the lucky ones that has set and hit a goal.
Get out the blank page and think of the future again.
Only this time go bigger.
This time go further.
You will be so glad you did.
these are just the thoughts of someone who used to know more but now knows less...
I would love to hear from you on your thoughts and feedback...