Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

According to Sheena Iyengar, author of, The Art of Choosing, we Americans have a lot of autonomy in choosing how we want to live our lives. Having the freedom and ability to pick our own goals tends to lead to more independence and happiness. Hey, what can I say?  Most of us like having a choice.

But, just because we pick our own goals, it doesn’t mean we always pick good goals for ourselves. You see, I know that picking goals sounds easy; but too many times the goals we pick have limits on them.

Bigger thinking will make the small stuff that pops up in our way seem like little bumps in the road rather than major obstacles. For example, when we expect to graduate from high school in order to go do bigger things, when little things pop up, which they will, they don’t stop us dead in our tracks. We tend to brush small annoyances aside and keep going in the expectancy mode created from larger thinking and larger goals.

Think about this for a minute. If our goal is to only graduate high school, then when something goes wrong it can seem like a major assault on our dreams. Furthermore, it can mess with us, by also making us wonderer if we were ever really worthy in the first place of graduating from high school.

No! Don’t do that to yourself! Trick your mind if you have to. Graduating from high school is a small thing. You were built for something much bigger. Get into a state of expectancy where you expect to graduate from high school because it’s one of our tiny, naturally assumed stepping stones to your much bigger chosen goals.

Now please share with the rest of us how you plan to use the secret of “Picking your goals and picking big ones!”.

Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard