What do you do when you have a BHAG? Oh, sorry about my Marine Corps colloquialism. A BHAG, in Marine Corps terms, is a Big, Hairy, and Audacious Goal. A BHAG is the type of goal that excites you, and scares you at the same time.
However, in life, if your goals don’t excite and scare you, you’re probably not setting your goals high enough. Back to the point, what do you do when your goal excites and scares you? At any given time we have two options as quoted by Abraham Maslow, “We can either step forward into growth, or step back into safety.” I want to grow, and become more each day, and I’m sure you do also. Therefore, I’d like to suggest a few key steps we can take to step forward and accomplish our BHAG:
1. Immediately begin to study, and visualize the end result of your goal.
2. Answer the questions: Can I accomplish this? And, I’m I willing to accomplish this? (For a side note, the answer to question one is YES, because you can accomplish anything you set your mind to accomplish. The answer to question two is a decision you’ll have to commit to.)
3. Find an accountability partner.
Being accountable assist you with keeping first things first, and your eye on the prize. “Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result.” Why? Your accountability partner will be asking you those tough questions concerning you staying on course, and attaining your goal. Your accountability partner will offer encouragement, help brainstorm for answers, offer tough love when necessary, and stimulate you to keep pressing forward.
This morning I had the pleasure of taking the picture of two of my clients who’ve agreed to hold each other accountable. There were some key things I noted about their commitment to each other. They sat back to back in a commitment photo as a statement of I’ve got your back, they verbally committed to each to hold each other accountable, they already have a good relationship, in other words they connect naturally, and as my clients they are both very committed to getting fit which means they have like interest in their fitness commitment. So when looking for an accountability partner, I’d like to suggest you follow these guidelines:
1. Choose your partner with care
2. Choose a partner that you naturally connect with.
3. Choose a partner you can easily communicate with openly and effortlessly.
4. Choose a partner that is committed in their own life (If a person is not committed to them self, they will not be committed to you).
5. Choose a partner that thinks you’re special (If a person doesn’t view you as special, then they don’t view them self as special, and this will create challenges).
So, go get your accountability partner, and watch how it’ll assist you with reaching your BHAG!
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