We’ve all heard the notions about achieving goals – goals like losing those final few pounds, paying off the credit card, earning a business promotion, or upgrading the car. However, what is more commonly ignored are those big-picture goals, the goals with less specific guidelines, or less crunched timelines. The concept of a “five-year plan” or a “ten-year plan” is something that is harder for us to conceptualize. Here at DMC Atlanta, we encourage our team and now, you, to think bigger than the basics. We challenge you to reach beyond what you feel is possible at this moment and manifest larger dreams than ever previously.
Think Big, and Let the Small Details Fall into Place
The biggest deterrence from long-term and big-picture goals are the minute details. Do you dream of moving across the country? Don’t be immediately deterred by the cost, time, and hassles of a job change. Make the big decision and handle the small details later. Minor inconveniences have a way of working themselves out when the big picture is meant to be. Not to mention, it is much easier to say yes to the larger idea than to struggle with minor annoyances. The fight over a metro card, manageable rent or a plane ticket can sometimes feel like enough to throw in the towel completely. Keeping your big goal in mind can be enough to keep you on track and help you push through that fight with the airline. You can expect minor turbulence to arise, but the outcome is always worth the ride.
We are not ignorant. Here at DMC Atlanta, we know that money is a huge factor in any big-picture decision. Start now. Is your goal a year away, five years, or ten even? Don’t let the cost be a reason to stop you from reaching your goals. Give yourself that safety net and the financial freedom to reach for the stars. Not to mention, it is much easier to achieve the big-picture goal when you have been planning and thinking for an extended time. A year of plans, savings, and dreams is enough to fuel the fire.
Put it into the Universe
Don’t keep your goals a secret. At DMC Atlanta, we fully believe in the power of putting things out into the universe. Say your goals out loud, and don’t be afraid to tell the people in your life that you ARE going to do this. We are all afraid of being that person, who talks about moving to LA for ten years and never does, so we’ve learned to bottle up our dreams and keep them to ourselves. Not anymore. Hold yourself accountable by making your goals known, and let the people in your life hold you accountable.
From our DMC Atlanta family to yours, it is our sincere hope that these tips inspire you to go for those big-picture goals and reach for the dreams that feel a bit scarier than shedding five pounds. We believe in you.