Seth Godin posted in his blog this morning…
“Plans are great. But missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail, and plans almost always fail.”
As you can imagine… I like this. How about you?
In some ways… I equate “missions” with “big dreams.”
Well… as we’ve talked with a number of people about their big dreams… many of those big dreams involve… helping someone or a group of people… making an impact in some way… or changing the world for the better.
(Now… some big dreams also simply involve cool vacations, nice houses or getting out of debt… and all of those big dreams are important too.)
But again… some big dreams… are missions.
And to Mr. Godin’s point… missions tend to survive when plans fail.
So… is your big dream a mission?
Well… here are a few questions from my book IGNITE… to help guide you in this. And to help you to get even more clear on your big dream as well.
- If money were no object… who would benefit from some of your BIG dreams happening? (Your family? Your friends? A specific group of people? A specific group of kids? A specific person?)
- Think about it… what are some ways that they would benefit from your big dream becoming a reality? (Go ahead. Give yourself permission to get specific. There aren’t any wrong answers here. Just dive in and see where it takes you.)