What’s your BHAG?
I bet you’re scratching your head, thinking I’ve joined some weird gang or something.
BHAG = Big Hairy Audacious Goal
I ran across this acronym while reading my fellow blogger, Joanne Sisco, latest blog post yesterday.
What’s my BHAG? Do I even have one?
When I do goal-setting for myself I usually create several small goals I want to meet over the course of a year. But it’s been a long time since I set a big goal for myself. In fact, the last one was when I was fifteen years old.
My BHAG was to be a published author. I achieved this more than two decades later. It was definitely a BHAG.
I thought about it for a second and then it hit me. I knew what my BHAG was going to be but then I hesitated. Could I share it with my followers? Would they think less of me? Was it even worth talking about? Insecurity wracked my brain.
Later yesterday afternoon, I got a response from Joanne. She wanted to know more. So, I made the decision to expose myself and share my BHAG.
My Big Hairy Audacious Goal is to be a Top 100 Amazon Reviewer.
I’m working hard to establish myself as a professional book reviewer under my pen name, N. N. Light. I have a reputation of being an honest, insightful reviewer and my goal is to be an Amazon Top 100 Reviewer.
What about you? What’s your BHAG?
Setting seemingly impossible goals allows us the step outside our comfort zone and reach for the stars. Like the quote above, to keep moving forward in life, we have to constantly make greater goals for ourselves. The impossible turns possible with a leap of faith.
I’m going for it… are you?