A BHAG is a “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”. I believe the term originated in a book by Jim Collins, but I learned about it through Dave Ramsey. Dave describes it as a goal that is so big it’s intimidating and you can barely believe it’s possible, but it is if two things happen:
- You execute your plan and work your guts out
- God shows up
Now I’m pretty good at dreaming. I’d love to win the Daytona 500 one day, but that’s a bit ridiculous. And while I haven’t completely let go of those childhood dreams of becoming President of the United States, that’s probably more dream than goal (maybe more nightmare!).
I do have some pretty big goals that are going to take more than the next year to accomplish. I want to be a best selling author, and there are probably three or four good ideas I’ve jotted down that could take me there. I’d like to fly into space and look down on the earth (and return safely), and if anyone wants to pitch in the $200,000 for a Virgin Galactic ticket I’ll happily take it. Prices will surely drop in a few decades…
Imagine you’re watching the ball drop in New York City on Dec 31st, 2010 looking back over the year that’s past. What is that ONE thing that you want to have accomplished?
Put on your thinking caps for that one. It’s okay to take a little time and ponder the possibilities.
The trick is that once you’ve got it figured out, write it down. Then make a plan. Then execute the plan. Funny how that’s when God decides to show up a lot of times.
Leave a comment and let me know what your ONE BHAG is for 2010.
My 2010 BHAG: To be 100% self-employed on Jan 1st, 2011 while fully providing for my family. Now that’s a BHAG!
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