Today's thought

Reasonable success

Everyone loves the idea of making a million dollars. It's possibly the most quintessential "you're successful" benchmark available. But what if that unspoken goal is skewing your metrics and, therefore, your actions? Small efforts or results can feel insignificant when shooting SUPER high, but those small steps could rock your world when compounded! In other words: An incredibly lofty goal might be draining you of the motivation to reach a more attainable (and just as fantastic) goal.

I'll be the first to admit: Making an extra $10k/mo would be AMAZING. Life-changing in many ways! So, why not aim for that instead? It's not *easy* necessarily, but it's possible — much more so than a milly, and much more fathomable, plannable, and executable.

What does "reasonable success" mean to you? What are the lifestyle changes that could come with that? Figure out your specific number, and work backward in tangible terms relative to your situation:

• Client projects
• Template sales
• Course signups
• YouTube videos
• Brand deals

Chasing this kind of goal feels a LOT better in the short term and sets you up for even greater success in the long term.

Everyone loves the idea of making a million dollars. It's possibly the most quintessential "you're successful" benchmark available. But what if that unspoken goal is skewing your metrics and, therefore, your actions? Small efforts or results can feel insignificant when shooting SUPER high, but those small steps could rock your world when compounded! In other words: An incredibly lofty goal might be draining you of the motivation to reach a more attainable (and just as fantastic) goal.

I'll be the first to admit: Making an extra $10k/mo would be AMAZING. Life-changing in many ways! So, why not aim for that instead? It's not *easy* necessarily, but it's possible — much more so than a milly, and much more fathomable, plannable, and executable.

What does "reasonable success" mean to you? What are the lifestyle changes that could come with that? Figure out your specific number, and work backward in tangible terms relative to your situation:

• Client projects
• Template sales
• Course signups
• YouTube videos
• Brand deals

Chasing this kind of goal feels a LOT better in the short term and sets you up for even greater success in the long term.

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