If you’ve been in a room with me for more than an hour or so, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard me say the title to this blog post. If you’ve been in a sales meeting or a goal setting session with me it is certain that you’ve heard it. The words lead right to an important thought – in order to be truly successful you have to have some big goals. You’ve got to Think Big, Act Big, and Own It.
Think Big – Set big goals, dare to do the big scary things, reach high. If you’d asked me two years ago if I’d be recording a podcast weekly, blogging on my own blog and for folks like The Whale Hunters, and speaking regularly at local events, I’d have answered “Absolutely!” I’ve never been afraid to set big goals and then run at them. Big goals are intimidating, but motivating.
Act Big – Show no fear as you run after those big goals you thought up. There will be plenty of haters telling you that you can’t get it done, can’t close that deal, can’t write that article, etc etc. Ignore them. We’ve all been told to Act As If before, do it for real now. You have to act as if there is nothing that can stop you from hitting your goals. Once you realize that you’re the only person holding you back, it’s easy to get out of your own way.
Own It – Once you’re done Thinking Big and Acting Big, you’ll have people calling you egotistical, arrogant, and other mean words. But it’s ok. They’re a bit jealous of your ability to get outside of your normal complacency and start to really achieve. Own your goals and your actions, you’re going to love hitting them and setting even bigger more audacious ones next year.