January 5, 2022
It’s a new year. And while some of you may have set expectations for the year, there may be some of those that didn’t set goals at all. Instead, you’d like to move through the motions and do as you wish throughout the year, especially during a year where unpredictability has become the norm. As we reflect and look back on 2021, you most likely have a few dreams you consistently imagine yourself doing as time passes. Goals that may seem too impossible to reach.
You could want to switch careers, go back to college, grow a full team, or increase your income. Whatever that may be, you may feel like it’s incredibly impossible. And while it may feel that way, you can do it – it just may not happen overnight. And, you most likely will have to work hard to achieve these goals.
To help you and your team achieve the unachievable, let’s run through some goal-setting tips and how we can accomplish impossible goals.
First, what are impossible goals?
Impossible goals are ideals you want to achieve, but they feel impossible to accomplish in the present moment. Your impossible goal could be turning your passion project into a full-time job, increasing your savings by double, or building your dream home by the end of the year. Whatever it is, it has to be a goal that you cannot fathom achieving.
Why set impossible goals?
You may be thinking to yourself, “why would I set a goal that is simply unachievable?” When you set an impossible goal you have to expand your horizons, thinking, and increase your motivation. You may think you’re unable to get to the point where you check off these goals. But what you may not know is the little things that can help you get there. For instance, you want to achieve a big project with your team before 2022 comes to an end. It may seem out of reach for now, but with the constant help from your team chipping away at the tasks at hand, you could be getting closer than you think. So what are some other reasons for setting these goals?
- You may be surprised with your progress
- Even if you do fail, you can still achieve smaller goals
- You may actually achieve the unachievable
- You may have a newfound outlook or motivation in life
- Do you really have anything to lose by trying?
How to map out impossible goals:
To start, dream big. You may dream of a healthier lifestyle or a million-dollar home. Whatever your goal may be, you need to outline some micro-goals to help you reach your dream goal. Nothing happens with a flip of a switch unless you win the lottery. By setting these micro-goals it will help you become less discouraged because as every small goal is completed you know you are closer to the end.
Breaking down large goals into more attainable milestones will allow you to track and access what you need to do to get to where you want to be. We’ve attached a sheet on the right-hand side if you would like to start mapping them out!
4 impossible goal setting tips:
1. Believe in yourself and act like what you want your future self to be.
Encourage creativity and remember to take care of your personal wellness. Nothing can be achieved when your mind and body are overspent.
2. If you fail, learn from your mistakes.
We have all felt defeated when a goal we longed for didn’t reach the final stage. But take Walt Disney who was fired from the Kansas City Star for not having enough imagination and then going on to create the most magical place where dreams come true.
3. Track your results consistently.
If you don’t pay attention to where you are, how will you know where you’re going?
4. Be patient!
Bigger goals take longer to accomplish and you can’t be discouraged if things don’t happen as soon as you would like. Try taking a look back at your progress when feeling unmotivated. It’s always important to look at where you started.
“Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. Don’t let your fears take the place of your dreams.” – Walt Disney