TheUC 003: Set Goals for Success & Build a Network to Achieve

003ArtworkIt is important to set a tangible goal. If you don’t set this stake in the ground, how do you know you are going in the right direction?  Don’t worry, the stake can be moved as your opportunity evolves.  However, there is an important distinction between a “goal” and a “desired outcome.”  A well conceived goal that is appropriately ambitious yet potentially attainable will give you your most likely chance at achieving your desired outcome.  Setting up a goal that depends largely on ‘luck’ will most likely set you up for failure.  Achieving success requires an alignment of many incentives.  You will need the support of other people and you will need to check your ego at the door.  Hubris should not be confused with confidence. You will need to rely on a supportive network along the way.  Are you building a supportive network or just creating large databases?