Hi there… my name is Andrew Murray… you may remember my story about how my wife and I are traveling around Australia from Heather Robson’s introduction of me a couple of weeks ago.
There are two ways to travel. The first is to plan everything, write a detailed itinerary, and stick slavishly to it.
This doesn’t work for me. It’s too restrictive. What if you find a beautiful place along the way and want to stay for a week? Do you push on regardless, determined to stick to your schedule? It just doesn’t make sense.
I prefer to be flexible… to allow for some twists and turns along the way. This is how we uncover those special places, meet incredible people, and enrich our journey.
Sure, your final destination is your end goal. But you need to allow for spontaneity. It doesn’t really matter if you take an extra day or even an extra week to reach your destination. What you learn and discover along the way is much more valuable than a small shift in the plans you’ve made.
And this is why I’ve always shied away from formal goal-setting. For me, it’s too restrictive.
The Big Picture
My idea of goal-setting has always been pretty casual. Rather than writing down a formal set of goals for the coming year, I tend to focus more on the bigger, longer-term picture.
Let me give you an example.
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