“Bro! I don’t think I set my goals high enough… and I think I may be standing in my own way.”

I could feel my soul trying to escape my body when those words spilled out of my friend’s mouth the other day while we were on our way to a bar. This hit so close to home because I’d come to the same conclusion for myself a few days before.

How did he know? How was he in my head and forcing me to address this elephant in the room? Pushing and pulling me to look at the one thing that in many ways is still holding me back? Me!

We talk all the time about setting goals and what we need to do to achieve them but there was something different about this time. I found myself pissed off because these accomplishments were too small. If I want to be able to help others reach their potential in the ways I envision, then I better write down some bigger dreams and throw in a few monetary and material goals. Then double up on what it’s gonna take to get there.