NESTING THERES

Vision operates on multiple levels. We can use THP in all four of the following arenas: mission (transcendent), strategy, milestones, and goals. These are meant to nest together, each fitting within the other so that momentum and motivation align, driving us deeper into our journey toward our Transcendent THERE.

These four nesting THEREs are meant to flow both top down and bottom up, depending upon whether you are casting vision and planning the PATH forward, or you are implementing the plan you have put in place.

Vision Casting Examples

TRANSCENDENT: Learn about WW2
STRATEGY: Read all the books on WW2
MILESTONE: Read specific series
GOAL: Read first book of series


TRANSCENDENT: Unity in marriage
STRATEGY: Confess mistakes, celebrate triumphs, be courageous
MILESTONE: Share honestly as soon as things happen
GOAL: Intentional check-in once a week


TRANSCENDENT: Teach child right from wrong
STRATEGY: Instill hard work/discipline through chores
MILESTONE: Help child understand/complete a year of chores
GOAL: Decide what beginner chore to assign child


TRANSCENDENT: Serve our customers
STRATEGY: Provide useful resources to our customers
MILESTONE: Customer satisfaction survey reaches 90%
GOAL: Initial survey asking what customers need

Implementation Examples

GOAL: Next subway stop
MILESTONE: Crossing boroughs on train
STRATEGY: Last stop on the line
TRANSCENDENT: Travel


GOAL: Build water wells
MILESTONE: Providing water for entire village/area
STRATEGY: Provide access to water for all people
TRANSCENDENT: Love/serve/ease suffering


GOAL: Finish Lesson One on language app
MILESTONE: Become fluent in a second language
STRATEGY: Communicate more effectively with bi-lingual friends
TRANSCENDENT: Engage in diverse community


GOAL: Introduce Servant Leadership tools to executive leadership
MILESTONE: Have the entire organization trained in tools
STRATEGY: Transform culture of organization
TRANSCENDENT: Operate effectively as an organization

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In this episode we talk about the value of SMART Goals. Goal setting creates focus and intention, and is a tool that will help move you along the PATH towards your THERE.

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