Having ambitious and big goals is vital if you want to unleash your full potential and challenge yourself. But how do you accomplish these massive goals if you can’t see the way to getting there?
This is the awesome part – you don’t need to have it all figured out or know the whole way. It’s enough to know the first steps you need to take.
In this episode of The Mindset Podcast, hosts Greg and Steven talk about being satisfied with seeing the next 200 feet. As mental performance coach Brian Cain says, you only need to be able to see what the next 200 feet look like.
Here’s what he means.
Let’s say you’re driving across the country at night, from New York to LA. When you get in your car you can only see as far as your headlights will go. You know that there is a way to your destination but you can’t see all of it at the beginning. You’ve got to break that giant journey up into smaller steps, 200 feet at a time.
This is a great analogy to life goals.
Don’t spend all your time looking too far down the road. The only moment you have control over is the one you’re currently working on.
It’s amazing to have huge macro goals, such as things you want to accomplish 10 years from now. But how do you break down those 10-year goals in a way that feels doable?
You break it down by five years, two years, twelve months, quarterly, and then ultimately, bi-weekly, and daily. Having daily goals and checking those boxes every single day is the only way you can move forward and hit your progress.
The best way to do that according to Greg and Steven is by being present in the moment.
We tend to constantly think about the future and try to predict what is going to happen, or overthink the past and let that weigh on us. Instead, we should spend as much time in the present moment as we can.
Remember that we’re bad at multitasking and the present moment is the one we can control. Therefore, the present moment is the only one we can make progress on.
If you’re 100% present with what you’re working on, you experience a lot more pride in doing your best work. How often do we actually do what we’re fully capable of? How often do we sit down and say “I’m going to give this task my 100% best energy and focus”?
If you adopt this mentality, you could move mountains with this laser focus. It all starts with setting the right intention for the daily tasks and executing your plan, day in and day out.
Personal trainers and nutrition coaches do the same thing with their clients. They don’t tell them about all of the steps they need to do, they guide people one step at a time, one workout and meal plan at a time. Because their clients only need to see the next 200 feet in order to keep going.
Even though doing the things you need to do for the day might seem like a too small step for your big goals, if the daily actions are set with the right intention they can take you far. At the end of the week, at the end of the month, at the end of the year… you can look back and be amazed at what you’ve accomplished.
Do you want to listen to the full episode of The Mindset Podcast with Greg and Steven? You can do it here!
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