Well, once I gave myself a little compassion for being human, I was able to see that this is common. I was getting dis-empowered around my career aspirations. I wanted the success now! But I just felt like I had no idea where to even start. The truth is that when you are only focused on the end result, you can be blind to the appropriate benchmarks to meet on the way. This opened up some head space for me...
- Clearly state for yourself what the end-game is, then work backwards.
- Start to break it down into what benchmarks you want to meet and by what date.
- Within each benchmark, look at what you are going to have to do to meet that. This can be actions, tools, conversations and more.
- Then make sure to add a deadline in which to meet each benchmark, no matter how small.
What begins to happen is that instead of your goal being a "one day, someday" scenario, it shows up as do-able. And that is what is needed to achieve it. The experience of it being obtainable.
You are more than welcome to create and re-invent or tweak your game plan as it evolves. New factors will come into play and who knows...you may even think that the original lifetime goal is now just too small.
What is it that you want to take on in your lifetime? I would love to know!