Do you ever feel burnt out from trying to achieve everything you want? Welcome to a large club of people.
As a college speaker, people come up to me all the time saying that they are overwhelmed by setting big goals because they are already too busy. This is so common.
Here is the basic story:
Bob decides that he wants to become an “A” student. Right now he is a “C+” student and he commits to getting straight A’s next semester.
Bob works really hard to improve for two weeks but is only getting B’s so he gives up. He goes back to his C+’s.
Rather than becoming an “A” student over three semesters, he wanted immediate and huge results–then he got burnt.
My advice to Bob and others that relate to this story is this: “More turtle, less hare.” Set big long-term goals–make yourself nervous. Make it something that really excites you. But set very moderate short-term goals to get there. Don’t expect to change everything in 6 months. Set a 2-4 year horizon for major change. It may feel really far away, but it’s not. Plus, you will improve over that period. Just give yourself time to adjust.
This is the best way to avoid burnout. People who want everything right now usually end up with nothing.
What do you want long term that you are willing to take small steps to achieve? Please share below!