The 2% Solution: 30 Minutes to Transform Your Life

Chapter 3.5: Transcending Boundaries: The Thrill of Pursuing Intimidating Goals

November 13, 2023 Dai Manuel Season 1 Episode 8
The 2% Solution: 30 Minutes to Transform Your Life
Chapter 3.5: Transcending Boundaries: The Thrill of Pursuing Intimidating Goals
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Are you brave enough to set a goal that scares you?

Imagine a goal so intimidating yet enticing that it fuels your daily actions, habits, and discipline. That's what a BHAG, or Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal, is all about. Originating from Jim Collins and Jerry Porras's book, 'Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, we're applying this concept to personal growth and development.

Whether running your first 5K, participating in a charity event, or challenging yourself to a mini-triathlon, we're here to nudge you into setting that tantalizing goal three to six months from now.

Dive into the adrenaline and excitement of such challenges! We're sharing our favorite five BHAGs to inspire you to leap into faith.

Let's explore the muddy fun of a mud run or the grit it takes to conquer the Tough Mudder, an 18-20-kilometer obstacle course designed to test your mental strength and physical stamina. Embrace the blend of fitness and philanthropy by participating in a fitness event for charity. This episode invites you to rally around your ambitious vision, declare your commitment, hold yourself accountable, and ultimately win.

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Get big, hairy, audacious goal Now. If you aren't ready to make this commitment to yourself, stop listening to them. But if you are, listen on, friend. We all need goals. I don't believe they define who we are, but they certainly say a lot about our character. Do you fumble through life and its challenges or do you take control of your opportunities and set your sights on things outside of your grasp? I believe you to be the latter. It's that one thing you've always wanted to do. You know that one thing that you always tell yourself one day, I'm going to go do that. And what's holding you back from going for it? It's time to get going. I urge my clients to get a bag BHAG, which stands for big, hairy, audacious goal. This is a term popularized by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in their bestselling book Still to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. They describe a bag as a huge and powerful vision that an entire organization can rally around. I believe bags aren't just for companies, but for individuals too. That's why I urge my clients to set their sights on a huge challenge at least three to six months up. Committing yourself to this kind of goal can work as your why in the short term. Doing this is awesome for a number of reasons. Number one practicality. It keeps you focused on the daily habits you need to adopt and the steps you need to take to make sure you arrive at your destination. Number two accountability. Declaring your commitment is great for helping you stick to it. And number three discipline. In challenging situations, we have two choices Either give up or push through and conquer. You like to win. I know you do. It's part of being human. Over the years, I've used the following bags to help my clients challenge themselves. Here's my list of five big, hairy, audacious goals you want to own? Number one my first 5K. Now, I'm not a huge fan of running Heck, my nickname is Moose because I run like one but I do get out for a few runs each year. Color runs are a great place to start. Why not check one out? How about a 5K mud run? Number two take the fun of a 5K to a team obstacle course and the mud Mud runs have become widely popular. A great example is the Spartan Race. Just check out Spartancom. You might also want to check out my blog, diamondwellcom, for some cool videos and articles on mud runs to see if this is something to put your fitness goal list this year. Do it on your own or, better yet, recruit a few friends and get after it together. Number three a mini-traff one. Hey, I'm not saying you should register for an iron, but I know if you were to commit to participating in a mini-try six months out, you'd be ready by race day. It consists of a 750 meter, so that's a half mile swim, 20k, 12 mile bike ride, as well as a 5K or 3.1 mile run. Now, don't be intimidated, it will be over before you know it, and six months is plenty of time to prep for this type of event, no matter your fitness level. Number four a great cause. What better motivation than to commit to a fitness event for charity? I've been involved with the Grind for Kids charity for four years actually going on five, almost six soon which gets my team hiking the Grouse Grind, and this is a 2.9 kilometer trail straight up Grouse Mountain in my home city of Vancouver, and we do this all summer. During the summer season, the event raises money for the British Columbia Chinlun's hospital Awesomeness. What local charities can you support by participating in a fitness event? Maybe you could make a fitness event around a charity that you love and work with them to create something really cool. Check one out. You know, literally commit and feel even more awesome for getting healthy and fit. And number five, and this one's close to my heart Tough Mudder. This one is near and dear. Tough Mudder is a challenging 18 to 20 kilometer, so that's about 10 to 12 miles. Four obstacle course designed to test mental strength and physical grit. Having the opportunity to lead a team our team was called I Want my Mudder. Over the last few years, I can honestly say that it's a life changing event. No teammate is ever left behind. So don't wait. What's your big, hairy, audacious fitness goal going to be?