How to accomplish your “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”
The first time I heard the phrase “big hairy audacious goal” was while reading “We Should All Be Millionaires” by Rachel Rodgers. After thinking, “what the heck is that”, I made my way to Google to learn more. In today’s post, I am sharing what I gleaned from this “BHAG” concept and ways that you can elevate your goals and level up your wins.
Clearly, I’m late to the game. The term BHAG was mentioned by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in their book “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” which was first published in 1994 apparently. If you go to Jim Collins’ website, you will find many examples of what he considers “big hairy audacious goals”. The main takeaway for me is that BHAGs are bold and ambitious.
Elevate Your Goals
If you desire to make an influence and to champion change, I encourage you to elevate your goals. I was guilty of playing small and setting goals based on my comfort zone. No more, love! I recently challenged myself by going after one of my biggest BHAGs (if that’s even a thing). I took a leap of faith and applied for graduate school to begin my doctoral journey. If you’re on my email list, you’ve already heard the news and know my full story.
This is one of my most challenging most audacious goals. The journey ahead will be rigorous and will also require planning, strategy, and an abundance of grace. Talk about living out the Career Mom Community motto!
Top 5 Ways to Elevate Your Goals
- To elevate your goals, you have to start taking steps towards accomplishing them. You have to take the first step so that you can establish a benchmark for your success.
- Stay current and up to date. Change is inevitable; therefore, we have become astute at predicting what’s next.
- Get feedback on your goals. Find someone who you know, like, and trust to give you insight into whether you’re playing too small. I encourage you to live up to your level of greatness.
- Make bold moves. You are a BOSS Mom after all.
- Pause to reflect on how far you’ve come so you can reasonably set the bar to go higher.
To Wrap it Up
Going after dreams and goals can be scary, to say the least. It’s important to give yourself time and grace to progress along the journey. Nothing great happens instantaneously. It’s the small wins compounded over time that allows us to accomplish our goals and dreams.
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