Being Exceptionally Nice
Building a Business
Creative Expressions / Creative Output
Discovery - e.g. space travel
Leading an Industry
Mastering an Art
Overcoming a Big Problem
Pursuit of Aesthetic Perfection
Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of Style
Pursuit of a Culturally Rich Life
Pursuit of a Socially Rich Life
Reaching a High Level of Performance - e.g. in sport
Reinventing a Profession
Reinventing an Art
Reinventing an Industry
Research Breakthroughs - e.g. curing a disease
Self-awareness & Self-fulfillment
Thriving in a Competitive Profession / Industry
Big Goals & InactionBig goals can be used to generate self-satisfaction without action. Saying you will go great things tomorrow isn't helpful unless it inspires action today. It can be helpful to keep big goals to yourself to avoid being congratulated for things you haven't done -- creating satisfaction without effort.
VisionA vision is a big goal for a society, organization, institution or team. These are meant to be big but are often mediocre nonetheless.
Heliotropic EffectThe heliotropic effect is the tendency for people to move towards the most positive vision they have of themselves. This is an analogy to the tendency of plants to bend towards sunlight. Big goals can serve as a drive to move towards a brighter future even if they are too big to actually achieve.
|Overview: Big Goals|
A goal that is difficult to achieve.