Dreaming big or achievable
May 3, 2023
Dreaming big or achievable #
From: 🌊 Project Oyster
My friend says big goals kill his productivity because reaching them is too unrealistic, though I find them motivating. An insane plan (like crossing the Atlantic Ocean on my yacht) gives purpose to my efforts, and I like imagining the day I reach it. In the end, it’s a personal preference that varies from person to person.
That’s what I thought.
But there is an important difference between my friend and me: he reaches his achievable goals while I fail to take a single step.
Maybe he’s right because while a big goal motivates me, it is vague, and I have no idea where to start. I jump between projects but never give any of them a chance to grow. While he takes small steps every day, I start over or work on things that don’t bring me forward - should I start dreaming achievable as well?
The secret, I now suspect, might be the combination of big goals with achievable, well-defined steps along the way. My dream becomes reachable through well-defined and achievable milestones.