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BHAG

Posted by Sri Subramanian (@whosissri) on November 27, 2011


It was a cliff in southern California.

I was hardly athletic, had never climbed rocks, and it seemed too steep, and too high for my long, thin, awkward limbs to scale.

My friends convinced me to try it. They walked me every step of the way, gently prodding me along the way, to move my right foot just a couple inches to the right to find that hold. I got to the top.

It took a lot more convincing for me to rap down. My friends, and almost every stranger below, gave me the will to trust, and to let go of the rock.

I will never forget the vast blue sky above me, and the sense of accomplishment.

Big Hairy Audacious Goals are accomplished one tiny step at a time. Steps that seem less daunting, and lead us just a bit closer to that vision.

The important part is that we don’t need to have worked out every step, just the next step.

2 Responses to “BHAG”

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