What would you do if you got a windfall of a million dollars? What would you do with it? Some might say a million dollars is not what it used to be. So, what would you do if you had a trillion dollars? Think about it for a minute.
Would you travel? Where? What then? Would you share your wealth with family and friends? Which ones? Would you put conditions on that money? What would you want that money to accomplish?
What then? You would still have a lot of money left, probably. Would you give to particular charities or causes? Which ones? Who would your first choice be to get some of your money? Would you start a scholarship fund? What would the requirements be for the winners?
Would you consider starting your own charity or organization? Yes, it would be a lot of work, but you could hire help. Would you start it if you knew it could not fail? Would you start a school if you knew it would succeed in making a real difference in the lives of others? Would you start a research hospital? For which diseases?
What if you did not have that million or trillion dollars, but you knew that whatever you started would not, could not, fail? What would you start if you knew it would succeed?
Those are true goals. Now what small thing can you do today to start down the road to your goals?
I’m not talking about false confidence. I’m talking about preparing to succeed. If you break down those goals into the steps needed to accomplish them, you can take those steps one at a time. Every step brings you closer to your goal.
The first step for most people is gathering information. Doing due diligence pays off big time in bringing you to your goal the quickest way. No one achieves their goal without making mistakes. “Doing your homework” just keeps those mistakes at a minimum and helps you not waste time and energy.
Doing some serious thinking about these “what if” questions is time well spent. Do you know what you would do if you knew you could not fail?