What's your Summer Thrilling Goal? Zip Lining?
Last fall, when I was completing my Coaching Certification, they introduced a new version of SMART Goals. S - Smart, M - Measurable, A - Accountable, R - Resonant, and T - THRILLING. Goals should be so thrilling, even a little scary that you can't wait to get started!
So at the beginning of this new year, I set my business and personal goals using this new SMART criteria. For my personal goals, I wanted to do a thrilling goal with my husband and both my daughters. During summer holidays in early July, my youngest daughter Alexa, who is 13 years old, announced that she wanted to go zip-lining. This definitely was a thrilling goal that resonated for Alexa and was real SCARY for me! As a leader, coach and Mom, I had no choice but to walk my talk. There was lots of positive self-talk going on in my head leading up this event! Then I learned, it was not just a simple zip line—but eight zip lines from tree to tree, two swinging bridges and a 40 foot repel. (For those of you like me who don't know what a repel is—it's a 40' straight drop on a cable hooked around your body!)
We started with a practice zip line—that made it officially nine zip lines! OK—I did it, it wasn't so bad.
First official zip line—we let the family of brave boys go first with the very nervous Mom. The talented guides had to use the most amazing sales skills to influence and persuade her to let her feet off the ground. She did it—so I had no excuses! Off I went, not so bad—my stomach didn't drop into my shoes and the tour guides caught me on the other side. Only seven more to go ... and oh yeah, the 40' repel!