I don’t know if you have tried to run on a treadmill. It can be quite scary. There are Youtube video’s that demonstrate how not to do it. But that is not my point. Let’s say you are asked to run a half marathon on the treadmill. 21 kilometers is a long distance you might say, and it is for me too. I am an old runner, and the way I managed to psyche myself to run those 21 kilometers was not by focusing on the remaining distance. I celebrated each kilometer that I passed. Once I got to the 16th kilometer I started hearing people cheering me and this encouragement in the form of applause carried me through the last 5 kilometers to the finishing point.
The same applies to businesses. Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) are not achievable without splitting them up into minor goals and setting milestones along the journey. Believe me, you need a lot of milestones in your journey. These milestones will help your organization to verify if you are actually moving towards the target. Milestones are also important to keep up your faith and motivate yourself to continue. Here comes the best advice of all – party and celebrate each milestone achievement! This will help you to not only keep the faith up, but also heighten the sprit within your organization. Come on, let’s party more!!!