Once you’ve moved on from outside considerations, fear may kick in. That number is way too high…What if I fail? What if my co-workers resent me? What if… Sometimes, fear just is. And when you’re looking at a big, end-of-year numbers, it can be overwhelming. So first, acknowledge the fear. It’s absolutely normal and everyone has had the same thoughts. Talk to your mentor or someone whose trajectory you respect and ask if they’ve ever felt the same thing. I can promise you they have. The difference between them and someone who is setting low goals is that they don’t let that fear hold them back. Second, look at it as a set of 365 smaller steps instead of one big one. The achieving is in the doing, so take it one action at a time. Third, flip the question. What if I succeed? What if I inspire my co-workers? What if these goals need to be more challenging not less?
What we’ve talked about to this point are internal stop signs. What about external ones? That you’re pretty sure your top salesperson is going to leave next year. That your department is going to merge with another and you don’t know what the end result will be. You never know what obstacles will end up in your path; they may be things you expected or they may be things you never saw coming. So yes, easier goals will set you up to succeed even with the obstacles that life presents. But challenging yourself will give you more motivation to move around those obstacles, to be more creative and passionate and ultimately, more successful.
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