Before you set any goal big or small, consider first your deepest values and your calling (the intersection of your talents, your passions and the needs of your world). The young parents’ calling is to nurture their children. They don’t have time to write novels or complete an MBA.
Break down your megagoal into smaller achievable goals that once achieved boost your confidence to attack the next goal.
Be prepared for obstacles and detours but don’t give up. Be flexible with your goals. When the unexpected happens, you may have to change your strategy mid-game. That’s all part of the game of life.
The third key to success is (3) support. To make it to the finish line, we need trailblazers (The mentors, trainers and health care professionals who help pave the way for us), we need our fans (our friends and family at home and at work to support and cheer us on) and teammates (travelling companions on the same path). They are like members of a cycling team streamlining, taking turns at the lead to pull the others ahead.
Change is inevitable so we all ought to be agents for positive change. Focus on your values, set your goals and achieve your positive potential.