The Moonshot Goal

In July, I joined a Fearless Community.

Every quarter Leo Babauta of Zen Habits sets an intention, or challenge and breaks it down into monthly increments. The Fearless Training program is where I learned the self trust cultivator, and became serious about a good night’s sleep.

The Moonshot Goals are meant to give you something big to shoot for, which a lot of us resist. It should require you to shift beyond your patterns (otherwise, it’s just a normal goal within what’s already doable for you). It should feel a bit out of reach, and inspiring.

Leo Babauta

We have a Monday Check-in we post every week.

I posted my Moonshot Goal, and was uncomfortable in doing so. Most people are building businesses, or ramping up their online presence, but Barb? She wants to be a great neighbor.

Here’s part of what I posted.

Imagine if you had one house on your street where you knew you could always walk to for encouragement. I can imagine it starting on my street and spreading to other streets. That’s my Moonshot Goal. To be a Fearless Neighbor in hopes that it’ll start to spread by Christmas.~Barb

This is a great time of year to begin this goal.

A row of mailboxes in my neighborhood.

I’m curious about what the holiday’s look like for people. Will they travel to be with family? Airline tickets are made of gold and gas prices will most likely increase. I know three neighbors on my street, and I want to be here for them, but I want get to know every neighbor on my street.

This morning I woke up still feeling uncomfortable about posting such an odd goal compared to others. I pulled up our Slack channel and noticed a mention of my name.

Here is part of the post.

I’ve been reading about others’ moonshot goals with curiosity and attention. I’ve yet to feel moved to set my own, feeling more committed to my process than any specific outcome. Although I do have to say that @Barb Holmes’ goal to be intentional about building community speaks to me. 

MaryAnne-Fearless Warrior

What MaryAnne wrote helped me feel at ease. It sounds like a crazy idea and I didn’t expect anyone to get it. Some may see it as going back in time to the way life used to be, but I believe it’s the way life was designed to be. A good indication is all the online groups we now call community. I love online communities, but what about the one outside my front door?

To be a fearless neighbor, that’s my moonshot goal.

10 thoughts on “The Moonshot Goal

  1. Des

    It’s kind of funny how one can feel uncomfortable about posting something, but then people react positively to it and you realize maybe it wasn’t so crazy after all. Your is a great goal and I thnk you’ll succeed in being a fearless neighbor!

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    1. Letitgocoach

      Really, the whole idea is uncomfortable. Being a good neighbor and putting myself out in the open. The lady who made the comment is on my Fearless Team, so she knows me pretty well. I was honored the idea inspired her and she had my back. 🙂

      I had another person step forward after reading this post and she lives behind me, so the idea is spreading. Maybe that’s the key Des, is just giving people permission to be your kinda crazy. Thank you as always Des!

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  2. Puzzles of the Soul

    This is a brilliant goal “to be a fearless neighbour”. When we look to expand our horizons it is usually material or spiritual in someway. Expanding who we are within out community is a positive way of creating a firm foundation to live in. Bless you Barb.

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