When is it time to set large ambitious goals?
Goals can come in various measurements. There are small goals that you can create for everyday life, such as building habits over time. There are medium goals that challenge you, but have a greater impact on your well being. And then, there are large goals in which you can bulldoze through and inspire many.
Setting large ambitious goals is not for everyone. It requires a higher level of thinking and higher stream of consciousness. It means not settling for less and doing everything in your power to reach your dreams.
You know it is time to set ambitious goals when you are ready to conquer life. That is, you get to recreate your life into something amazing. You get to experience events more deeply. And, you are your greatest source of motivation.
How do I set large ambitious goals?
You can embark on a 30-day super trial. Super trials are when you set a goal that you want to try for 30 days in a row. Some examples of this are daily exercise (with breaks as needed), washing the dishes every evening, learning how to cook, etc. You can have a super trial for any goal or dream.
The way in which you set ambitious goals is by creating S.M.A.R.T. goals. S.M.A.R.T. goals stands for specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused or relevant, and time-bound goals. That means whenever you set out to achieve a greater mission in life, you should make sure your goals fit into all of these categories.
Here is one example of what a S.M.A.R.T. goal can look like:
– Preparing workout clothes in the evening after dinner, the night before going to the gym
– Bringing a water bottle to drink and a smartphone with a headset to listen to music while at the gym
– Exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
S.M.A.R.T. goals is a good way of planning out and accomplishing your goals. Plus, it can help in making you feel more aligned with your life. It can foster good long-term results.
You can always modify your goals if you find them to be underwhelming, or if you find them to be too highly ambitious. But ambitious people know that even if you fail to reach your goals 100%, you can always try your best to reach those goals again, maybe by further breaking them down.
Super trials are several steps up from forming small habits. It requires you to take into consideration your entire living state of being. For example, you may have trouble concentrating in a cluttered environment. What you can do is make it a goal to clean or to organize 5 minutes a day, in addition to going to the gym, doing your laundry, washing the dishes, studying, etc. So long as you have an order to the chaos, you can find a way to get out of destructive or unhelpful habits or desires.
Other times, you may find it helpful to clear out a lot of garbage (mentally and physically) in order to achieve a higher state of being. When you live in a messy environment, your mind can also be affected and feel disarrayed. You can try your best to not let it affect you. One way to do this is to avoid all distractions. Some people like to write without being connected to the internet. Others like to listen to meditative music in the background while working. Experiment with different ideas until you find the one idea that helps you the most.
Sometimes, it helps getting a little advice on how to create S.M.A.R.T. goals before you can implement it yourself. If that is so, maybe you can consider seeking out therapy or life coaching. Once you get the hang of it, you can keep the ball rolling.