BHAGs or Big Hairy Audacious Goals maybe an overkill. At the beginning of each year I normally sit cross-legged on some rock and try hard to come up with a resolution/goal that would top last year’s doings. Then I focus all year on getting it done.
Since beginning to meditate regularly, I am realizing that being mindful forces me to reinvent each day fresh. And though yearly goals are nice to hang on the horizon, I can incrementally reinvent, realign and move ideas forward each day too. This realization makes the dramatic New Year’s resolutions a thing of the past. Why wait for a whole a year to have a mind blowing moment when I can do it daily.
A BHAG for me:
- is life changing
- is well beyond my comfort zone
- creates momentum and gives me a buzz
However, in the strictest sense, a true BHAG should seem unattainable. In that case, there is only one kosher one in the bunch below… can you guess which?
True my wheel
If I’m the hub, then OpenMoves, YaariSafari, and Power of Bro are the spokes of my wheel. The members of each spoke interlace and support each other on many levels, including very close friends and family. The talent and potential energy of this wheel is astounding. This year I want to tweak the spokes so that my wheel spins true and straight leaving a light in its path.
Heal my back completely
Last June I hurt my back. Whether it’s a herniated disk or a slippery sacroiliac joint, the result is that I’m about 80% back after 6 months of gentle yoga, walking and meditation. But I want it all back.
Compete in a rowing regatta with my son
This is an old and elusive one. To bag it will require a strong back and absolute commitment to rowing and a trip with Oren to Craftsbury for a workshop. This BHAG is about pushing hard and sharing a passion with my son.
Complete 200 hours yoga teacher training
This one came out of nowhere. I’m not picturing myself at the front of a yoga class anytime soon. But I do want to deepen my practice and I’m ready for the next level of commitment to yoga and its teaching.
Launch Power of Bro’ workshops with my brother
We need to keep Shake & Rattle rolling. Now that the movie is done, the real works starts in spreading the word, launching a speaking circuit and making an impact.
Grow the Yaari Safari community to 1K subscribers
I launched this blog with the intention of having a digital container for my ideas and images. Next, I’d love to grow the list to 1,000 engaged members and begin to grow a community of adventurous, fit people who want to their lives to make a difference.
Plan a Safari summit.
I can imagine a dozen of like-minded folks gathering for an adventure and discussion about how to design the life they want, all the while playing hard. Bring your pack, walking shoes and a yoga mat.
Plan a cardboard bike ride to an impoverished country
Left the hairiest for last (hint). There is this Israeli guy who is inventing a cardboard bike that will cost $20 to make. Imagine a hundred bikers riding on cardboard bikes to a small village in an improvised country and handing the bikes to the locals. Transforming lives with self propelled cardboard. Love it.
This year I’m going to hang my BHAGs up beyond reach, but also practice small everyday.
What are your BHAGS for 2013? <<Please post them below>> and let’s practice.