Getting Rid of the Box: Setting Scary Goals and Living a Life of Purpose by Idris Bello

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough” This is taken from “On Your Marks, Get Set, Goals!” a 3-part personal development and goals setting workshop. Synopsis Your telephone voicemail is programmed to ask two simple questions: Who are you and what do you want? Most people live their entire lives without ever answering either one!

When people don’t get what they want from life, it’s usually because they don’t know what they want. And the danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss, but that we aim too low and hit, consistently living a life of mediocrity in which humanity does not benefit from the huge talents we are endowed with. How do you tie your goals to a worthy purpose?

Remember, It’s not what you achieve that brings you joy and fulfilment; it’s the person you must become in order to achieve it. You don’t get what you want from life: you get what you are. One parting gift I shared regarding your dreams and ideas is this - write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; can’ts into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don’t just think it – ink it! ?

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