Talking to Michael Jackson was my first stretch goal -- something so big and so unlikely that most people wouldn't bother going after it. Unbeknownst to me at the time, that 45-minute call was one of the most important conversations of my life. It shaped me to be fearless and tenacious in pursuit of my goals.
That epiphany came on a walk just before my 51st birthday in mid May. In my mind I was ranting about how someone I knew kept doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I was perched high on my soapbox, having a good ol' internal harangue and feeling quite smug, when I heard that still, small voice that thinks it knows everything.
Create a purpose that gets you up in the morning and makes you dream dreams at night. Ground your goals in service so you become a force of nature, lifting yourself and others to higher levels than you've ever been before, innovating everything in your life to become more uniquely powerful in the universe.