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Steve’s Unconventional Epic Goal

type writer with paper coming out of it that has the word GOALS written on it in large black letters
April 19, 2021

One of the most epic goals ever was issued by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961. He told the country he wanted to land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth before the end of the decade. When the president said this, only one American astronaut had been to space. And, for all of 15 minutes. In other words, no one knew how they were going to get to the moon.

This is a classic goal. Dream big. Write it down (or tell the entire country). And, then figure out how to make it happen. I love doing this. I also hate doing this.

Research indicates 92% of all goals are never completed. We dream big and it feels good. There’s emotional power in that motivation.

Until there isn’t.

That’s my story. My list of failed goals is long. I even have them written down. Those lists are my personal road kill. The carcasses of dead goals littered along life’s journey.

I believe having goals is important. It focuses my attention and energy. It also focuses my prayers. With a bunch of failed goals, I’ve made adjustments to give me a better chance for success. I have fewer goals now and I am more intentional about reviewing my progress. This has helped, but I still fail more than I want to. I find that very frustrating.

Then I met Steve Miller. You may know Steve too. He was part of the morning show with Tracey and me for a little more than a year. Today Steve is the Lead Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Ashburn, Virginia.

When Steve joined the morning show he was eight months into pursuing a truly epic goal. Steve was losing weight. And, not just a little bit of weight. Steve started at 440 pounds.

What made Steve’s journey so fascinating was how he was approaching this epic goal. I was instantly drawn to his story and kept asking questions. It was mind-bending. And, because I got to spend several hours every day with Steve for more than a year, I got to see his approach up close and personal.

In this episode of Long Story Short you’ll hear how Steve Miller set and is still accomplishing his epic goal. Steve’s approach has totally changed the way I look at goals now. I hope his story is helpful to you too!

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