The people closest to me have let me know that they think I set unrealistic goals. Granted, there have been a few goals I’ve set that appeared to be completely unrealistic when compared to the reality of what transpired. For example, I thought I could sell 2,500 music CDs a month, but the reality was I sold on average 2,500 a year, going door to door for 1 to 3 hours a day and taking 8 weeks of holidays a year. Experience proved that my dream of going Platinum in Canada would actually take 32 years (if people still bought CDs), not just under 3 as I originally anticipated.
Looking back and knowing what I know now, and had I made different choices, I know I could have accomplished that original goal of selling 2,500 CDs a month.
Who decides what a realistic goal is and what an unrealistic goal is? We all see life through our own filters and programming. Because someone thinks a goal I’ve set is unrealistic, does that make it unrealistic? Absolutely not!
At the time, when JFK, in his speech at Rice University on September 12, 1962, said, “We choose to go to the moon” within a decade, I bet a lot of people thought that was “unrealistic”. Then on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstong became the first man to step on the moon.
Since Roger Bannister, on May 6, 1954, broke the 4 minute mile barrier, a sub 4 minute mile has became the reality of hundreds of people.
I was listening to a motivational video a couple of weeks ago (see below) and was encouraged when I heard “Being unrealistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Why would I be realistic?”
So here’s what I wrote in my journal…
Without a doubt, you will see me as one of the top salespeople in Combined. Without a doubt, you will see me share a stage with some of the top speakers in the world, sharing my message and touching people’s lives lovingly and powerfully. Without a doubt, you will see me perform at the Sydney Opera House. Without a doubt, you will see me make myself proud. Family and friends too. In the near future. This is what I believe and I’m willing to die for it. I’ll be called crazy, an idiot, a loser, but I will be someone’s hero. I must break society’s status quo.
MAKE A CHOICE. DECIDE…
What’s it gonna be… Who I’m gonna be… How I’m gonna do it…
JUST DECIDE. From this point, the universe gets out of my way.
Love & Big Hugs,