Why I want you to fail at your goals

road through mountains For some reason we have this mindset that goals are designed for us to achieve them. But what if the greatest thing about goals did not come from completing them?

“You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.” ― Jim Rohn

Isn’t the greatest result from the goal setting process becoming a better version of ourselves? The new creation we become as we work on achieving each goal we set before ourselves? For example, almost everyone wants more money.


What if you set a goal to make six figures next year?


You have to change the person you are to become the person that earns six figures. You would have to become a better person to earn 500k. Therefore, what if you set your financial goal for $500,000? Yes, one half of a million dollars! On the way to half a million dollars, you would have to become a $100,000 dollar person. I want to encourage you to set ridiculously and crazy high goals.

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” ― James Cameron

For some reason, I believe that if you are truly committed and you show up each and every day to work on your #1 goal you would achieve a minimum of 20% of it. If you set your sights on an income of $500,000 then I would expect you to end up with over $100,000 in income. Remember, you have to show up and work consistently on this goal, but you would end up earning between 100k to 500k.

What does your morning look like?

I’m wearing a polo and a pair of cargo pants. My heartbeat is accelerated as I step off the bus and look at the building in front of me. A huge Department of Homeland Security seal is right beside the entrance. I’m so excited to be able to train with the DHS and walk into the classroom to find my assigned seat.

On my assigned desk is my name plate, my work materials, a hat, a badge holder with that DHS seal, a set of pens and highlighters, and a notepad (everything I need and some stuff I want). Everything is prepared for me. We sit down and get to work…

The training I have experienced with the DHS is like no other and it has always stuck with me. I want to suggest that you be as intentional with your day as the DHS was with my (and everyone else’s) desk that morning. They set me up for success.

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Before you end your day today, clear of your work space and set it up for the specific actions and results you want to achieve tomorrow.


30 Days of Hustle: Day 3

On January 1st, Jon Acuff asked what is the one thing that you are going to do for the next thirty days? In response, Catalyst John is doing 30 back to back podcasts! Imagine getting a private behind the scenes tour (raw and unedited) of what Catalyst John is doing to grow his coaching business in 2014. Welcome to the Catalyst John Show.

Day 3 of the 30 Day Hustle!


My 2014 Goal List


When people understand what you do, they will call you. – Dawn Doherty