The acronym BHAG always give me a mental image of Big Foot -intriguing, a bit scary, possibly mythical. Maybe I should begin by explaining what a BHAG is. BIG HAIRY AUDICIOUS GOAL. Your BHAG can be your ticket to your best, most exciting, life ever.
How to get a BHAG
Start by dreaming and dream big. Don’t let anything stand in your way. Where would you like to live? In the city? In the country? In the mountains? By the sea? What work would you like to do? What people would you like to be around – artsy, intellectual, grounded, other? Your BHAG will be as bold as you care to dream.
Feeling stuck in the dreaming? What did you enjoy as a child? Who did you want to be when you grew up? How can you update that dream to fit your life now? As a child, Jody dreamed of becoming a musician as an adult. She grew up, went to college, and became an accountant. She decided to pursue music as a hobby, joined a church choir and is taking guitar lessons. Her BHAG is a thirty-day tour of music venues in Europe.
Planning a BHAG
Once you have a goal in mind, how will you get there? Do you need to develop skills? Jay’s BHAG is to become a public speaker and travel globally with his career. He has taken classes in public speaking and feels quite comfortable creating interesting presentations to captivate his audiences. His roadblock is a fear of public speaking. Jay is working with a coach and has joined Toastmasters, a like-minded group of individuals, who support him as he steps outside his comfort zone.
Living the dream
A BHAG can take many years to accomplish. How will you enjoy the journey? What makes it rewarding? Tom enjoys running and his BHAG is to participate in the Boston marathon. He enjoys the serenity during his long weekend runs in the country and plans to complete several half-marathons this year. He is enjoying the journey to his end goal.
Is 2018 the year you achieve your BHAG? Or is it the year you begin dreaming to discover your BHAG? Or somewhere in between? DYG Coaching is here to support you and partner with you to achieve your wildest dreams. Contact DYG Coaching today for a complimentary session to Discover Your Greatness and Determine Your Goals because Damn You’re Good!