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Setting Goals: The Kite and The Line

Realistic goals are the key to leveling up. Asking just enough to stretch the possibilities and demand your


... not so much that it destroys you but actually makes you stronger...


How do you set goals that are both fantastic and real? How do you balance that line between today and the next?


I've found it useful to use a metaphor of a kite and a line...


You have your ambitions, your dream, your project deliverables - your kite.


Then you have the path to get there - your line.


The kite must fly close enough so that you have enough line to keep control of it yet also loose enough for the kite to fly where it needs to - rolling with the wind, rolling with the changing circumstances...


The line must be strong enough to hold when these changes happen, it must be long enough to let the kite fly at the height you need...


Very often 2 things happen. Either you put the kite too high or you don't have a strong enough line. Both mean your goals are not realistic...


Either your aim, your kite, is too far away from your current point, or you do not yet have a clear process to get to it, your line is too brittle or not long enough ...


These are basically the same thing - you aren't ready yet...


Set your target, your dream, and then draw a line back down to your current situation, drawing up the requirements to make it happen right now. These act as your anchor, the specifications, the limits of what you can achieve....


  • - Want to build a business but have no clients? Do a project for free right now today so tomorrow you'll have a precedent to scale with...

  • - Want to paint like a pro? Do 100 paintings in the next 3 months so in the next you can focus on one large epic one...

  • - Want to do daily creations? Do one a week so you can learn, then scale the process down to one day...


By having both the dream and the realistic achievement of it you set about creating realistic and clearly achievable goals...


Fly your kite only as far as your line allows, over time it gets tougher and tougher and longer and longer.


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