August 6, 2011 by lifecoachlandia
Dave Ellis may have worked with Bill Clinton on his 1000 year goal to get him thinking long-term and out of the current gridlock he was facing. Dave is a great Life Coach with lots of awesome testimonials on his website. That’s fine and all, but I don’t think 1,000 year is enough to help people thing beyond the short-term gratification for the sake of long-term gain. Rather one-thousand thousands, or in other words, a million is a much better mark.
Here’s the powerful question of the day.
What’s your ONE MILLION year goal?
What do you want to see in the world in ONE MILLION years?
It’s a great question, and one that really focuses the mind. Go ahead and write out your answer.
Now write out those goals as if they were already accomplished. Then you can plan backwards from 900,000 years, 800,000 years, 700,000 years, 600,000 years, 500,000 years, 450,000 years, 400,000 years, 350,000 years, 300,000 years, 250,000 years, 200,000 years, 175,000 years, 150,000 years, 125,000 years, 100,000 years, 90,000 years, 80,000 years, 75,000 years, 70,000 years, 65,000 years, 60,000 years, 55,000 years, 50,000 years, 45,000 years, 40,000 years, 35,000 years, 30,000 years, 25,000 years, 20,000 years, 15,000 years, 10,000 years, 9,000 years, 8,000 years, 7,000 years, 6,000 years, 5,000 years, 4,000 years, 3,000 years, 2,000 years, 1,750 years, 1,500 years, 1,250 years, and then, and only then do I ask clients about their 1,000 year goal.
That’s 43 other goal benchmarks give you a much longer time frame to focus the mind and keep you out of instant gratification thinking. Remember it’s the long term, the 1,000,000 year mark that we’re aiming for.