This holiday as I was playing executive coach with my 13-year old nephew, I asked him what his New Year resolutions were. He gave it a thought, shrugged his shoulder and said “I don’t have any. I’m pretty happy with my life”. A couple of days later, he came downstairs and asked the family about what his political platform should be. As he calmly explained to us, he is planning to run for political office when he’s 43 and just needs to get clear about his stance on various issues.
This interaction reminded me of advice I recently read in Michael Hyatt’s book “Platform” as well as the inspiration from my friend Whitney Johnson, author of “Dare, Dream, Do”. In his book, Michael Hyatt tells the story of Lou Holtz who, broke and unemployed, decided to write down 107 goals one evening in 1966, including dinner at the White House, meeting the Pope, etc. To-date he has achieved 102 of his 107 goals. So, this year, instead of setting New Year resolutions, I’m dreaming audaciously. I invite you to dream audaciously with me. Here is my audacious dream and three steps to create yours: