A Letter to My Unborn Son – Part 2
Part 2 of a letter to my unborn son. Please not that he is also – as yet – unconceived… But thanks anyway for all the notes of congratulations!
3. What they told me: “Set Realistic Goals…”
I was always taught to set SMART goals, son.
You’ll hear about them soon enough. Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic and Time-related.
Now in theory that’s a fine theory…
And it works pretty well for managing projects. Hey, it can even work fine managing a career.
After all, I set myself SMART goals for years and I lived a fine life. I slowly rose up the ranks in my field and I became more and more successful.
But something was always missing for me, son.
You see, I wanted to live a wonderful life. I wanted to live my life as an adventure. I wanted to follow my heart and do only what I love.
And I had no idea that I had been creating the walls of my own prison…
What I learned: “Set IMPOSSIBLE Goals…”
In the past few years I have been supporting my clients to set Bold Goals, Impossible Goals and even Outrageous Goals!
I saw a client, fired from a job in the Finance industry, be offered 3 jobs in a week – during the worst financial crisis in recent memory.
I saw clients create hundreds of thousands of dollars in a matter of days.
And I saw clients create partnerships with world-class entrepreneurs, when people had said they’ll never help YOU…
As for me, in the first six months of this year, I actually overshot BOTH of my own Impossible Goals!
I offered my Instant Confidence session for free as a way of supporting people in need of a dose of confidence at the start of the year and I ran ran over 500 of them with people in over 20 countries in less than four months.
I interviewed over 60 of The World’s Most Confident People for the book I’m writing. And recently I was invited to fly to Rome to interview Andrea Bocceli, the Opera singer.
Not only that, I’m deeper in love with Monique (your mom) than ever before. I am loving my career working with some of the world’s most amazing people, and I’m turning The Confident Woman’s Salon into my most unique, intense and powerful coaching program ever.
So don’t limit yourself, son. Don’t listen to other people’s limitations. You can do anything. Seriously, anything.
In fact, in my experience, the more Impossible your goal, the more chance you’ll achieve it. But you know what, lets say I’m wrong – you’re gonna have a pretty awesome life shooting for the moon!
I love you.
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can‘t do a thing, you‘re right.”
- Henry Ford