“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”
~ Bill Watterson
You no doubt have goals you are working toward – both personal and professional. Most of us plot out what it will take to get to the next level – we make lists, create plans, build strategies, hire help, or even a coach. But all the planning and list making doesn’t take into account the curves and bumps, bottlenecks, special circumstances and basic changes that come with life.
To reach your objective you need to escape velocity. That requires the ability to exceed your current trajectory in order to get to the next level. Just like a rocket needs powerful boosts to push it past the atmosphere, you MUST get out of your status quo in order to change your course and break the barriers that are holding you back, or slowing you down – escaping gravity’s hold.
How do you do that? First of all, you must get clear on what it’s going to take to achieve your goal given the status quo (your current trajectory). Second, you build your effort(s) to greatly exceed it by putting in place multiple, independent activities that will give you the thrust you need to break free of the gravitational field that’s holding you back or slowing you down. Think of this and put it into perspective: in physics, “escape velocity” is the minimum speed needed for an object to “break free” from the gravitational attraction of a massive body. The escape velocity from Earth is about 40,270 km/h (25,020 mph).
What will it take for you to reach the stars?
Article inspired by Seth Kahan, Monday Morning Mojo.