How to Determine What Your Next Goals Should Be

What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail? It’s an old question, but from time to time, it’s good to answer it again. You change. Your situation changes. You may have achieved many of the things you had listed when you last answered this question.

Think about it. If success was guaranteed, what goals would you pursue? Would you start a business? Would you run for mayor? Would you return to school and complete your degree? What would you do?

Answering this question can help you pinpoint what you want for the next season of your life. Sometimes, we limit what we pursue because, deep down, we fear failure. Instead of going for it and risk failure, we prefer to keep our dreams on mute.

If you put the fear of failure (and any other type of fear for that matter) aside, what goals would you pursue?

You don’t have to let fear cloud your vision and lock you in the basement of low achievement—especially when you know you can accomplish far more. If your heart is in the right place and you intend to serve and add value in the world, you can’t let fear rob the world of your contribution.

It’s true: you may fail. Desiring to accomplish an ambitious goal doesn’t mean success is guaranteed; it’s not. But what if you succeed? What if you reach one of your ambitious goals? There are other people around you achieving their ambitious goals. Why can’t it be you? Unless you try, you’ll never know what could be.

When you identify your ambitious goals, you owe it to yourself (and the people you’re meant to serve) to at least begin investigating those goals: begin researching those goals.

With a little effort, you can find a lot of information on these goals. There may even be people who are pursuing similar goals and others who have already reached their destination. You can gain insight from their stories and perhaps even from them directly.

So, I ask you again, “What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.