What Sort of Goals are Best? Both!

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There are two types of goals: incremental goals and monumental goals. Incremental goals ask us to work a bit harder, to focus a bit more, to iron out inefficiencies. When we commit to monumental goals, we face things that seem nearly impossible.

Incremental goals help us mine and perfect. Monumental goals help us reset and redefine. Think 20% revenue growth or 5% fewer highway fatalities and making renewable energy ten times cheaper or raising a billion people out of poverty.

Which are better? Both.

Achieving monumental goals creates new spaces for incremental goals to work. Achieving incremental goals creates a stable, safe environment from which to launch monumental goals.

Which do you feel most now like achieving?


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