Have you every tried to connect 9-dots with 4 straight lines? When someone thinks it's impossible, they are telling themselves what the outcome will be. I want to encourage you to become possibility thinkers. Don't set goals based on what you have, set the goals on what you want. If you wait to see if it's possible to achieve the goal, before you set that goal, you will limit yourself in your achievement. Henry Ford set out to make the V8 engine, and he told his engineers he wanted this done in a single cast block mold. In 1929, his engineers told him it was impossible. He told them they were wrong. Keep in mind, Ford only had an 8th grade education. He sent his engineers back to the lab and said do it, or don't come back. Another year later, his engineers came back and said it just can't be done. Ford was stubborn and he again saint them back. In 1932, the Ford v8 engine debuted and was in production for over 22 years. In Goal Setting The HOW comes later. The WHAT comes first. What is it that you want, set that first. Trust that in this abundant universe, resources will come to you. Your reticular activating system will all of a sudden bring to you resources and ideas and people and ideas that you never thought were possible. Remember, the goal comes first. Trust that the universe will deliver. Monitor your self talk cycle, what are the things that as you set this goal, what are you telling yourself? Are you limiting your beliefs by saying that something is impossible? Whatever story you tell yourself that may be limiting you, identify those stories b/c they can become fuel for achievement. When setting goals, go general to specific and which one and what color and how much, and when. Get specific. Exactly when and how and what you want. Goals work really well when you're specific. Then create a plan on how to get there. Start with the goal, then 50% of the goal, half-step-method. What is 1/2 way there, in 1/2 the time. And then 1/2 it again. So what is 25% of the goal in 25% of the time. Then start to make a plan on how to achieve 25% of that goal and what new capabilities might you need and resources and people and then start creating sub goals to get to that larger goal. What things do you need to accomplish to get to that 25% goal? Take the larger goal, and chunk it down. Time management is really self management. You can use a strategy circle (created by Strategic Coach) to identify all the obstacles in the way, and then how to overcome them, to achieve that goal. NEXT: What is your self talk cycle?