This exercise is to help
aspiring achievers ‒
kids and adults ‒ to
achieve tremendous results.
Set a Big
Be determined to achieve
something seemingly impossible, but extremely desirable.
Define 5 to 7 milestones on the way toward this desired
future and set your brain on the path toward achieving your
stretch goal. Having achieved each milestone celebrate
victory and proceed further.
Vividly imagine that you have
managed to stretch yourself and achieved your stretch goal.
Now, walk back and examine the pathway toward your
tremendous success. Notice specific, most impactful steps on
the pathway you took to get there. Create a list of all
those critical elements – the attitudes, the abilities, the
skills, the resources, the actions, and the people – that
helped you to achieve each milestone.
Go back to the present with a
new appreciation for the steps on the path to your stretch
goal and the critical elements of success. Write your
success story describing what you wanted to achieve and why,
what challenges you faced on the way toward your stretch
goal, and how you managed to win the battles and the war.
This success story will become the best guide towards your