The difference between ‘having a horizon’ and a ‘life-defining goal’ is that you can see the horizon, whereas the life-defining goal is likely to be so big that it is not ‘see-able’. To achieve the life-defining goal you need to divide it into chunks – what I call here specific horizons. If you are one of those people who doesn’t want or have a life-defining goal you can use these horizons to set the shorter goals that work better for you.

Some shorter-term goals can be used to identify and maximise an opportunity. For example, perhaps you want to go back to studying so that you can become a teacher. So you define the goal, to use an example from the previous Luck Factor, as: ‘By July 2018 I will have my Certificate ...

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