A new day that hold new opportunities

A New Day – A New Opportunity

A new day is dawning as I write this and that means a new day is offering yet a further opportunity to bring me closer to my goals and my visions.

Today is Wednesday, but it could practically be any day and the day would hold the excitement potential that this one does.

Many people wake up on a Monday morning and get a little grumpy for it means they need to show up at work again at a job that may interest them little – in which they in fact may be building someone else’s dream and not their own. Many people get so depressed about this, that in fact they may even start to ruin the pleasure and atmosphere of a day off on their Sundays, by the mere fact that “tomorrow they have to go back to work”.

I know about this – for I used to be in that situation myself. Long ago, I was working at a job that entailed a bit too much stress than I appreciated and at a job that robbed me too much of my enthusiasm for a job.

When you are working on your own vision and on your own dreams, then you don’t really have this kind of problem. When you are focused on something you find worthwhile and are putting in some serious efforts into making your dreams come true, you welcome each day that comes and that gives you the opportunity to move you one step closer.

Too many people get wound up in petty drama situations or drama discussions – on the home front or at work. They spend enormous amounts of time and energy on gossiping and following the latest story on what the neighbor did or didn’t do. The extreme version of these characters sit in front of the television keeping up to date with the latest Jerry Springer show and a bunch of other low content entertainment with day long talk show marathons.

These are the same people who tend to have a lot of dramas in their lives. They seem to attract it. Whether real drama shows up at their door step or not, they will certainly end up creating it out of the blue. Why? Cause they have no focus on something worthwhile. It’s like the brain needs to create a stimuli to ensure life is interesting. Unfortunately, a very unproductive kind of stimuli – if in fact not highly destructive.

The great thing – other than the fact that you may be spending your time, effort and work on something that is actually valuable – is that you just don’t really occupy your thoughts with all these petty dramas. You simply have no room for it in your life and you don’t have time for it.

Also because you are so engaged in bringing your dreams into fruition you are also so entertained, charged and motivated – time just whizz by.

When there’s too much drama somewhere in your life, be it at work or perhaps on the home front, it’s probably because you don’t have a dream you are actually working towards – or if on the home front, I’m afraid to say this, because your spouse doesn’t have a dream he or she is working towards.

The remedy seems clear though. Find out what really motivates you. What gets you going? What would you like in your life and for your life? What would you like see improved in the world?

Find that goal and start working towards it. Really work towards it. Soon enough and sure enough you will find you have a different sense of fulfillment in your life and soon enough you will be more excited, more energized and yes, soon enough you too, don’t really wish to spend too much energy on the latest gossip or creating dramas where there really aren’t any.

I don’t blame people who are working in less than interesting jobs to lose motivation. My favorite mentor used to say:

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

– Jim Rohn

Yes, a lot of “ordinary” jobs do not hold much of spark or promise of a better future. In addition, I don’t believe it is for everybody to become an entrepreneur and to pursue his or her own dreams that way. But I believe it is within the power of every individual to make a better life and a better world for themselves – somehow – some way. Even if it seems impossible.

So even for those who may seem stuck in dead boring jobs, I would venture to say, that when focused on worthwhile goals – perhaps somewhere else in your life, perhaps outside the work situation – you too, can make a worthwhile life and don’t have to have the repetitive never ending dramas. You too can be looking forward to every new day and know that, it’s going to be a good day, cause that’s how you create it.

You create your life, so why not make it a good one?

A new day that hold new opportunities

Ready For Take Off

I have truthfully been unsatisfied with my own results for quite some time. It’s time that this changes. It has been time for too long, but honestly, I wasn’t doing much about it.

Well, that’s about to change. This is one of those things that is great, when you have finally gotten enough – and I have finally gotten enough. I need to change this and that means I need to change.

Here’s what Jim Rohn said:

I used to say, “I sure hope things will change.” Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.

So as I said, I’m very willing to make the necessary changes and have already taken several steps to get it going. Sometimes the only way to really get going, is – to really get going.

For me that means that every day, I’m taking massive action steps to bring me one step forward. Forwards towards that new goal line that I have set up for myself. To keep me motivated, I revisit continuously (and certainly every morning as the day begins) what that goal line is. To keep on track, I revisit every day the time frame that I have set up for myself for reaching the goal line. It’s no good falling behind too much, for catching up can already be hard when you have set an ambitious goal to begin with. And your goal should be ambitious.

My father always said:

“The day that is spent never returns”

– Axel Pitzner

In other words, you need to ensure that you spend every day wisely and not miss your opportunity to progress and move forward. Make the most of every day you have.

I’m ready for take off. I’m ready and willing to make the changes and accept the sacrifices that they entail. I’m also ready to reap the rewards.

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Yes, I need to change and though making changes is not easy for us in general, I’m so committed to it now that I actually find great excitement in it.

“For Things To Change – You Have To Change

For Things To Improve – You Have To Improve”

-Jim Rohn

The great thing is that I have amble experience in a wide variety of endeavors and I have previously had some very satisfactory results, so I know what it takes. Among other things, it takes a lot of work. I find that I’m actually looking forward to doing this work. No, not all of it is so much fun, but a lot of it can actually be, when you are focused on where it is you wish to go.

I’m privileged too, for I have several endeavors that I’m currently pursuing and they are incredibly cool and hold very big promises of what can be. I invite you to come along for the ride. Your company will be appreciated and I look forward to journeying with you.

To come along on the journey I suggest that you sign up for the future updates. No, I hate spam as much as anybody and I will not be sending you a ton of junk. I will only be sending you what I believe can add value to you, your endeavors and your life – and should I tire you after all, then you can always unsubscribe with an easy and simple click of the mouse. Also your email will rest safe with me as I will never share or sell off that information.

You might also consider following my page on Facebook and please by all means feel free to comment here below or on the Facebook page. I would love to learn what you are working on and where it is taking you. So please come join the fun.

Let me know what you are working on.

Let me know what your goals are.

I’m ready for take off. Are you?

Big Idea Taking Off at www.mikkelpitzner.com

New Word For Me – What’s Your Word?

My last blog entry here was the blog on Changes Ahead in which I spoke about some changes that I will be making. Some changes that are highly overdue and that I’m also very excited about implementing.

Now, I was indeed very vague about what the changes will be, but I shall enlighten further as we go along and as I manage to implement them and as I manage to get the changes and the necessary action steps started.

So here’s the first change. It may seem very simple, but I believe there’s more to it than that. Indeed, I believe it holds power and that results will flow from it. Not by itself alone, but indirectly from what it means and what it will mean for my activities, routines and new habits.

What’s the change?

The change is: A Word.

“A word. Huh?”

Yes, that’s right I have “implemented” a word. Well, in actual fact, I have added a word to my website.

That word is: “ACHIEVER”.

The word has been added to this website’s title, which used to read: “Mikkel Pitzner, Serial Entrepreneur & Dreamer Extraordinaire”.

Now the amended title reads: “Mikkel Pitzner, Serial Entrepreneur, Dreamer & Achiever Extraordinaire“.

“So what”, you might say and I hear you. Adding a word in itself may not really mean a lot. But then again it actually might mean more than we think it will.

Back when I first set out with this ego-website I added the word “Serial Entrepreneur” for that was an obvious choice of who I am and what I had been doing up till then and what I’m still doing to this day.

But just placing the “Serial Entrepreneur” seemed truthfully a little boring and unremarkable and quite possibly also a little too generic and commonplace. So I added another couple of words back then, namely the: “Dreamer Extraordinaire”.

My reasons for choosing the words Dreamer Extraordinaire as descriptive of me were and still are that I do find myself to be a dreamer. I dream a lot of dreams and I sometimes dream of big things. I love exploring grand visions and to ponder “what if”.

In addition, I have long maintained that everything in this world is created twice. First it’s created in the mind or in the spirit (internal world) and then subsequently it is created in the outer world (external world).

A building for instance was first created in someone’s mind and blueprints were drawn up etc. Only subsequent to that was the building built.

In other words, it’s highly powerful and also very necessary that we can dream.

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
― T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

I have always been proud of my abilities of having vision for things that might be. I believe I can dream big and see things that could be created that could make real impact in this world.

The problem, however, is if we just remain dreamers – or daydreamers. We need dreamers in this world, but more than that we need the dreamers that also “do”. In truth a bit of that has been lacking on my end.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Yes, I have had many dreams and ideas and yes, I did commence a great deal of projects all at the same time, but in reality, I still lacked backing everything up with much more action. Massive action.

Massive actions coming your way at www.mikkelpitzner.com

So as we commence this new year, I’m highly committed to making some great changes in my life, for me and mine and for those who may wish to follow along. I need to implement massive actions.

For my site title I thus thought about implementing the word “doer”, but it just didn’t seem to ring quite right. So I chose the word “Achiever”. For the achiever, I believe dreams, visions and ideas must have gone forth beforehand. Then actions were implemented and then when successful, the achieving was realized. I wish to achieve much, much more than I already have. Yes, I have achieved quite a bit I think. But at the same time, the last (too many) years, I actually don’t feel I have achieved enough of real substance or of real results and I seriously need for that to change. The great thing is, that I know what is needed for that to happen. Mostly, I believe I need two things to be high on my radar and calendar going forth to make it happen: More focus on fewer real things and massive, massive actions to be implemented for those things that I will now focus on.

Great thing is: I’m ready. Yes, I’m sooo ready.

It’s cool in a sense that I’m reaching this stage right at the commencement of a new year, but it actually hasn’t much to do with that. It’s just a coincidence. But cool nevertheless, cause it’s natural for us to stop up for a brief moment and sense where we are at in our lives and where we wish to be at – especially as we exit a year or as we enter a new year. So timing is absolutely fine with me, but it could easily have been any other time during the year. In truth, I’m just happy that I’m finally finding myself here and I’m so excited about what is to come and am excited about the massive actions that I will commence implementing instantly and continuously going forth.

As I stated earlier, you may find adding a word to my site title doesn’t mean much of anything. But I actually feel it does mean a great deal. The word now that I have added it here, is an identifier for me. It’s a word that I now will ididentify myself with and it’s a word that I will associate myself with and that I feel is descriptive of me. For someone to achieve success, you have to become success. If you wish to get into great shape and health, you will have to become such a person. How does such a person act? What choices does such a person make? By choosing the word Achiever for myself, I will now, more than ever before, have to think consciously about my choices in life and in every day and about my activities and habits. The unconscious probably commenced thinking about these decisions and activities as soon as I made a decision about who I wish to be – who I wish to become and who I wish to be.

Big Idea Taking Off at www.mikkelpitzner.comBy having the word added to my site title I will certainly be reminded of my new decision on a continuous basis going forward too.

Yes, it all helps. Trust me, this will make huge difference going forward.

So in closing the question for you is:

What will be your word or words?

Who and What do you choose to be and become?

Ask yourself: If someone was to characterize you using 3 words; what would those 3 words be?

(you might be surprised what the answer would be if you asked someone about that today, so become and be intentional about this, in order to become and be the person you wish to be).

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind i everything. What we think we become.”

-Buddha

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Changes Ahead

There’s going to be some changes coming around here that excites me greatly. It’s also about time.

After so many years of entrepreneurship and having run several businesses – some successfully some not – it’s amazing that I still have to learn so many good old lessons. Lessons that we have all heard before and lessons we often hear from our very early age.

So while I’m not proud that I keep making many mistakes in areas of which I should have known better, at least I’m grateful that I’m finally coming to terms with reality and the need to step things up. There’s going to be a lot of changes coming here for me and for the businesses in which I’m involved. It’s exciting times in other words and I’m positive that hugely improved results will come of the changes.

I will update more as I progress, so you can follow along and revisit the lessons I’m finally taking to heart and so you can follow along with any results that may come of it. In other words, I will also be a bit more specific about the changes that I will be making and why these need to be made.

As I write this it’s Christmas time and we are approaching year’s end which is very suitable for making revisions of your current state of affairs and life, and for looking a bit at where you wish to go in future and perhaps getting clear on what changes you may need to do in order for that to happen. I find entering a new year is a great time for you to make such revisions, but that said, I find that anytime is a great time to do so. In other words, my recommendations are not to be waiting for a new year to come around – any time is a good time, especially if it involves implementing changes for real in order to improve your life. So it is actually by happenstance that my changes that I have finally come to terms with are necessary and needed happen to take place now.

But things are happening these days. For the better, I’m happy to say. When changes take place, however, it also often produces stress and anxiety and this part is not so wonderful to live through, and I’m finding myself being more irritable lately, which is unpleasant for me and those around me. I only hope that those around me don’t quite feel the brunt of it and certainly I hope they feel nowhere near the irritation that I feel myself. Changes are often highly unpleasant and involves more than may appear on the surface. But changes may very often be highly necessary and needed. I have come to a part of my life where I need to make some serious changes as I wish to propel myself to a higher level and greater results.

As I said, little has the timing of this to do with the fact that we are coming to a year’s end, but it is perhaps quite befitting all the same. The question is for you to ask yourself, what changes you might need to make for yourself in order for you to achieve some of the goals and aspirations that you have for your life? What new habits do you need to form? What old habits do you need to tear down?

I think I have my work cut out for me. But at least I’m highly motivated to do so too. Let’s just hope that I can juggle all of “Life” while in the process.

It’s going to be an interesting ride. Please wish me luck as I wish you luck in your journey.

 Changes Ahead for Mikkel Pitzner in search of greater results

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Mikkel Pitzner Hits 3 Amazon.com Best-Seller Lists With New Book: “Successonomics.”

Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, professional board member and consultant, hits Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “Successonomics.”

 

Castle Rock, CO – September 24, 2014 – Mikkel Pitzner, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and speaker, teamed up with world renown Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine and a string of other top experts to co-write a new book titled: “Successonomics”.

“Over the last eight months, I’ve united with successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and experts from around the world including Steve Forbes to bring you the guide to success you’ve been waiting for. Each of us is successful in different areas, which means we’ve been through both wins and loses, and have taken action to claim the term success for ourselves. And now, we’re willing to share our methodology and mindset to guide and coach you to success in your own life”, said Mikkel Pitzner in a statement.

On the day of release last week September 18 2014, Successonomics straight away hit best-seller status in not just one category but in fact 3 Amazon categories. Mikkel Pitzner contributed a chapter titled “Being Unrealistic And Being Unreasonable”, in which he describes how the best results are usually gotten when you are being completely unrealistic and quite possibly even seem rather unreasonable. Mikkel Pitzner is thus challenging the old adage of “realistic goals” or the so-called SMART goals and SMART goal setting.

Serial Entrepreneur, professional board member in Denmark, Sweden and the US, consultant, investor and dreamer extraordinaire, Mikkel Pitzner is a Partner of unique marketing and trailer rental company, Freetrailer, which currently operates throughout Denmark, Sweden and Germany with more countries to come. He is the Partner in a company named Aksel & Ko that finds that special gimmick or solution corporations need for their marketing and campaign purposes. He is the CEO of RetailWise USA that provides highly valuable surveys and insights to large retailers and help them gain perspective of the true potentials of individual stores. He is also the CEO of Pivot Point Enterprises which has just launch a unique online business platform for businesses of all sizes and any industry on which to collaborate and manage all their business processes and so much more. Mikkel is also the chief designer of a unique marketing company called Amazing Ideas Inc. and is currently working on his latest book titled “The Automated Millionaire”.

Mikkel is already multiple best selling author with Successonomics making it his 8th best selling book published thus far. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of their choice while taking them off the treadmill of their job, so they can spend their time on things of their choosing and has just launched a new program that will teach female would-be entrepreneurs how to build a business, obtain financial independence and grow more confident.

Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, ABC, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.

Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. As mentioned above these programs soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business, how to become an automated millionaire, how to build a business, for females: How to build you own business, become financially independent and grow more confident and finally a program on goal setting.

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

The intriguing part of success is that it means such different things to different people. However, just as success encompasses achievement, SuccessOnomics™ implies the achieving of goals through fiscal competence. The concept of Success combined with Economics is a formidable financial combination. The Celebrity Experts® in this book are successful in different areas, but they all exhibit the components of success: perseverance, passion, planning, risktaking with a willingness to fail, decision-making and, maybe the most important component of all, they take action. The authors in this book share their success methodology and mindset. This allows the reader to understand not merely how they think, but, more importantly, how these CelebrityExperts® can guide and coach them to a mastery of SuccessOnomics™ in their own lives. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas A. Edison.

After such a successful release, Mikkel Pitzner will be recognized once again by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

 

To order a copy of the book, please go to http://successonomicspowerprinciples.com/

 

The royalties from this project will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.

 

More About Mikkel Pitzner:

Originally from Denmark, Mikkel Pitzner he used to run what turned into the fourth largest car rental company while he quardrupled its number of locations and a leasing company he lead to a doubling of size.  The company was Pitzner Auto, which during the latter years under Mikkel’s management also became the Budget Rent A Car licensee for Denmark. Mikkel left the company after being instrumental in the challenging sale of the company in a sale that actually comprised a split of the company to 3 different buyers.

From later 1996 up until end of 2010 he owned and operated the largest limousine service company in Denmark which profits he managed to grow 3200% during the first year of ownership alone. The company served the most discerned clientele including no less than 3 recent US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President Obama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.

Mikkel Pitzner also successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation. Mikkel Pitzner is a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and Freetrailer Germany and soon other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko. He runs The Automated Millionaire program as well as The Goal Setting Academy just to name a few.

A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.

 

A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below:

The Art And Science Of Success, Vol. 2

The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need

The Success Secret

Marketing Miracles

New Rules Of The Game

Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online

Masterminds’ Insights To Business Success

Breaking Through

Successonomics

  

Learn more at http://www.mikkelpitzner.com

 

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Is Richard Branson Reading My Blog?

 

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Is Richard Branson reading my blog and did he just quote me?

OK, so I don’t actually believe that Sir Richard Branson has found his way to my blog yet, but I couldn’t help but enjoying reading this little line that said:

“Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them”.

The quote from Sir Richard Branson was highlighted in an article brought in the November 2012 issue of Inc. and it almost sounds like he is quoting me.

The quote from Sir Richard Branson came from his response to the question: Have you ever encountered a challenge you dismissed as simply too daunting?

His full answer as brought in the Inc Magazine article was:

Inc Magazine Richard Branson Mikkel Pitzner“My first book was called Losing My Virginity. I nearly called it Talking Ahead of Yourself. Because I sometimes think in life you’ve got to dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them. You can make what people believe is impossible possible if you set big enough targets. Flying from New York to Australia in, say, two hours. Can we do it in our lifetimes? I’m determined to try. If you don’t dream, nothing happens. And we like to dream big.”

 

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If you read my blog post from July 20th, 2012 which “I titled Set Yourself A (Seemingly) Impossible Goal” along with my article Set Yourself An Impossible Goal you should know what I mean.

In the blog post and in the article I wrote the following:

Set yourself a seemingly impossible goal and you will find yourself in a position where you need to stretch yourself and dig deeper into yourself mentally, physically, creatively and find those hidden extra resources and capacities that you perhaps didn’t even know you possessed, and you just might come out and surprise yourself and those around you. What’s more is, that you will have moved your set point and your compass for what you now know is possible for you to do and for you to accomplish. You have grown and developed. You are now stronger and more resourceful, and you have more power readily available to you.

You have grown into a person who can.

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Blogpost on www.mikkelpitzner.com from July 20, 2012

 

Anyway, I found the similarity of my writing and Richard Branson’s quote to be very clear and it made me smile and made me think the guy had found his way to my blog. Well, Sir Richard, I’m very pleased to have you here and to be a source of inspiration to you, hehe

Alright. It’s probably just a coincidence, but then again you never know. He might just have come by my writings. More importantly, if Sir Richard Branson also says that we should set bigger challenges for ourselves, bigger goals, then perhaps we should ponder that. Perhaps we should adjust our thinking a bit. Imagine what we could achieve. Imagine where we could take ourselves.

So my questions to you are:

Are you setting big enough goals?

Are you setting impossible goals?

Are you setting at least seemingly impossible goals?

If not, why not?

If not yet. When?

What are you waiting for?

 

Let me know your thoughts about setting impossible goals? What do you think? Is it just silly to do? Should we just stick to the SMART goals? Should we just stick to the realistic goals?

 

(PS. Sign up for my Newsletter to stay informed about when my Setting Goals Program will be launched)

 

 

 

 

 

Mikkel Pitzner and The Blue Ocean

I will not die an unlived life


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I came across a poem today that really spoke to me because it reminded me of something that I have recently promised myself to do going forward. The promise to myself was to be more courageous!

Too many things are not done out of fear. Out of fear of what will happen if I don’t succeed. Out of fear of, What will they say? Etc.

We often live lives unaccomplished to even a minute amount of what I believe we are all capable of – quite simply because we don’t dare.

So that’s why I made myself the promise that I MUST step out of that comfort zone, risk more, stick my nose out and just roll with the punches, but probably even more likely actually get to enjoy the fruits of the journey and of what I will become. For things to change towards what I wish them to change to – I have to change.

Anyway, here is the nice poem that I read. I’m sure you will enjoy it too.




I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

Fully Alive – Dawna Markova




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Set Yourself A (Seemingly) Impossible Goal

Although I adhere to the SMART goal setting, you know, the goal setting in which you set goals that are

  • Specific – your goal needs to be specific and include answers to what it is you want to accomplish
  • Measurable – your goal needs to be measurable and include answers to questions such as how much? how many? etc.
  • Attainable – your goal needs to be attainable, in other words your goal needs to be realistic. This is the area or point if you will that I’m amending a bit with this blog post.
  • Relevant – choose a goal that matters. If it matters you will be better motivate to working towards actually achieving it.
  • Time bound – a sense of urgency will force you or at least motivate you towards action steps to making your goal come to fruition.

I also find that in order to grow you sometimes need to set yourself a seemly impossible goal.

An impossible goal will force you to stretch yourself further and force you to dig down deeper to find resources and powers and creativity in yourself that you possibly didn’t even know you had. Going through the experience of an impossible goal achievement or at least attempt of achievement will help you grow. Chances are you probably tried  this before, possibly without realizing it, cause if you have ever been in dire straights facing some really pressuring trouble then you more than likely were forced to dig down a bit further to find a way out or a way to a resolve to your situation. You probably didn’t really enjoy the experience because you were too focused on the pressure and stress caused by your situation, but in the process you more than likely grew. Grew your capacity and possibly grew your strength for facing similar situations. It’s like a muscle that gets stronger with use.

The great thing is that you can sometimes with benefit deliberately set yourself up with a goal that seemingly appears impossible. You never know – you may just actually achieve it anyhow and the process may actually inspire you and leave you exhilarated.

Choose a goal that encompasses something that you really would love to achieve even if it appears a little far fetched. Do this ever so often, but I suggest you focus on on single specif far fetched goal at the time. Once you have accomplished it (or indeed gotten as far as you can and must for now give up and move onto something else) then you can turn your attention to a new seemingly impossible goal.

Your goals can be anything, whether it is something physical, like lose a large amount of excess kilos in a very short period of time or run a marathon before the year is up. It can also be something financial. I often talk with people and converse with them about setting their yearly income as a target for becoming a monthly income. In other words that would be a 12 fold increase compared to their current income. To most people this would seem immensely impossible to achieve, yet I have met a numerous amount of people who have accomplished just that, or at least an 8-10 fold increase. Extraordinary and exponential results are very much possible, but we most often underestimate what we can accomplish.

And so what if you do not achieve that 12 fold increase in your income, if it only reaches an 8 or 10 fold increase, then for now, you will probably be able to appreciate the massive growth of your results.

Not stimulated or motivated by money? Not a problem. Perhaps your goal would be focused on achieving that degree you always wanted to get, or do that across the world travel. Or read more books. Your goals can be anything pretty much. The idea is just to stretch your goal beyond the just reachable. Try to expand your reach even further. Force yourself a little. Just with some of your goals for now. I believe, it is important to have success along your journey, so make sure you also have important goals that you actually will achieve. For those big seemingly impossible goals, you may wish to have small increments on the way to the end goal that you can surely reach some of, but which would still force you to try harder than you would without the goals set.

Finally, remember to enjoy the journey.

 

I recently had an experience of a seemingly impossible goal. You can read about how that experience really offered exhilarated outcomes and even helped me in a subsequent event.

 

Mikkel Pitzner During The 2012 Drei Laender Giro