Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tip#455: What is Your Big Hairy Audacious Goal? – Fast Five - Thor
Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People says, "Begin With The End In Mind" which has been a great tip to follow. There is also a business building term called Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) that can help you think about the most exciting outcome AND vision you could have for your career, business and life.
My BHAG has been to produce a 24/7 online resource of all the movies I've blogged about that have inspired me to persevere in my work and life challenges. It would also feature myself interviewing the actors, writers and directors of these films and get their thoughts on the movie heroes they played and how they've made a positive impact on people. All this would be designed to help people around the world feeling lost, hopeless and alone in their own struggles!
Whatever process you follow to help you define what you want in life, knowing what the big picture is helps you create a target to aim for. I recently did a double bill and received synchronistic messages from each film reminding me to "begin with the end in mind".
Fast Five 2011
The movie Fast Five continues it's franchise series of hot cars, hot girls, buff guys and over the top action sequences. In this chapter the anti-heroes Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) plan an audacious heist in Rio, Brazil. The empowering movie message I received was that these characters had a Big Hairy Audacious Goal and created an action plan to achieve it. I took the excitement of this movie and injected it into feeling out what my BHAG really is.
The movie Thor is a comic book film about legendary warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who is banished to Earth and stripped of his superpowers by his father King Odin (Anthony Hopkins). What is later revealed is that Odin had a bigger picture and goal in mind for Thor. The film is based on the Marvel Comics version and is part of a series of superhero movies (Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Captain America) all leading to the upcoming Avengers movie. This again is a fantastic example of a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for a number of movie franchises to merge over the span of many years.
Recently I was helped with my BHAG by holistic practitioner business coach Daniel Chiang. He helped me see that one of my BHAG’s was to be Oprah’s movie buddy. The thought was exciting and scary at the same time! And maybe that’s the point. It's really about remaining OPEN to all the biggest, most thrilling desires you can dream for yourself!
What's your big hairy audacious goal?
What is something you've always dreamed that is massive? What is a desire that is so big you can't even say out loud? Have some fun right now and share it now! Please share your thoughts in the comment section below OR click on the blog title above and scroll to bottom.
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