To look back, look forwards, or both!

At this time of year (New Year’s Eve) talk of resolutions, new year’s ones, are customary.

Only trouble is I’m not convinced that traditional style resolutions work.

Don’t get me wrong, the end of one year and the start of the next can be the perfect time to both reflect back over what has been, the great and not so great, and to focus ahead and forwards on the what could be, in the future.

I prefer to switch “resolution” for a commitment.

Or, a BHAG which stands for big, hairy, audacious goal.

Please don’t laugh, it does sound strange, allow me to explain.

A BHAG (big, hairy audacious goal) is the sort of future goal that you want to achieve in 5 to 10 years time. Your big dream. The thing you really really want to happen and are prepared to work hard at making happen.

The sort of goal that when they hear it, many people will simply exclaim, that’s not possible, it can’t be done. The type of goal that many will say has a crazy tinge to it.

Ignore them, if that’s the reaction you get, you are on the right tracks.

A BHAG should be slightly scary but most of all, excite and motivate you to succeed at something you can for now only dream of.

So what’s your BHAG for the future and how will you start to make it happen next year?

Life to me is all about adventures, literally maybe, on the ground, exploring and so on, but also in the journey of life itself too.

The BHAG I have made is:

Foot Trails will be the world-wide company of choice for luxury British travel experiences in the English countryside.

And be sure, we will work step by step (excuse the awful pun!) to make it happen.

If you have a BHAG (big, hairy audacious goal) for 2013 or the years ahead, please share it with us by posting it in our comments box just below.  We’d love to read what your dreams are.

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