BHAGs are meant to shift how we do business, the way we are perceived in the industry and possibly even the industry itself. Collins and Porras describe BHAGs on a corporate level as nearly impossible to achieve without consistently working outside of a comfort zone and displaying corporate commitment, confidence and even a bit of arrogance. BHAGs are bigger, bolder and more powerful than regular long- and short-term goals. We all know that goals are vital for everyone, but is it possible to create a BHAG on an entrepreneurial level? The driving element of a BHAG is willingness to completely change your mindset and commit to doing something differently from the way you have been doing it.
What's Your BHAG? How to Create a Big Hairy Audacious Goal — SitePoint
Here are 5 concrete steps to can take towards accomplishing a big goal! But they are little goals. Small things that I can accomplish in a fixed amount of time. Yesterday I set a big hairy audacious goal. If you are reading this post there is a good chance that you are thinking about doing something epic and want some steps to get here…hold onto your horns, here we go! The first thing to know is that big goals are scary.
A big hairy audacious goal, or BHAG, is a clear and compelling target for an organization to strive for. BHAGs are meant to excite and energize people in a way that quarterly targets and lengthy missions statements often fail to. Collins and Porras point to a number of well-known mission statements—BHAGs that galvanized organizations to achieve incredible results.
A rnold H. Glasow would know. An entrepreneur of the Great Depression, Glasow set the goal of making everyone in America smile.