The Problem With Small Goals

The Problem With Small Goals
Goal-setting is a crucial skill for every leader. You need to be able to think big and set audacious goals for yourself and your team to achieve the level of success you desire.

If you’ve landed on this post, I can bet that you’re a natural visionary leader with many big ideas. So big that sometimes they feel impossible.

When faced with goal-overwhelm, most people follow the traditional advice of breaking down their big goals into smaller, more manageable milestones. While this may work for some tasks, in my experience, every successful visionary leader needs a Vivid Vision to keep the momentum going — and the money flowing.

A while back, I was doing some money mindset work that asked me to complete the statement: Having less money than I want tells me ____.

My stream-of-conscious-completed-statement read: Having less money than I want tells me that the vision isn’t clear.

This was a huge revelation for me as a CEO and leader in my own personal development. It confirmed everything I sorta believed. Simply put, the money flows when the vision is clear AND compelling.

Why? Because small goals do not inspire true Visionary Leaders. We get bored with them. We need a Vivid Vision that sets our soul on fire for a better future we can see clearly in our mind’s eye. One that encourages us to innovate and stretch our imaginations.

The truth is, big goals are what get us up in the morning with a sense of excitement and possibility. They remind us of what’s possible for ourselves, our team members, and our clients.

So rather than telling my Joy Fueled™ clients to pick out the next reasonable milestone, I sit down with them to create a 3-Year Vivid Vision. This is not just another exercise, busy work, scrappy, half-written mission statements, or empty-feeling vision board work. It’s a roadmap that will take them along a soul-aligned journey as they expand into their fullest expression as a brand and a company.

Doing this allows you to become crystal clear on what is yours to do and what is not, based on the future trajectory of your company.

Create Your 3-Year Vivid Vision

If you want to get clear on what’s next for your company and achieve big goals with ease and flow, then I invite you to take a look at our Joy Fueled™ Program. This program was designed specifically for the CEO Leader who wants to expand into the next evolution of your business, so you can lead consciously and sustainably.

Click here to learn more about the program and how it can help you design, grow and achieve your Vivid Vision.



M. Shannon Hernandez | Email Marketing Strategist

Fractional CMO | Business Growth Consultant | Email Marketing Strategist | Author & Keynote Speaker | Founder & Angel Investor