Are Your Goals Realistic?
“Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.” — Anita DeFrantz
Goal setting helps us identify targets so we know clearly where we are going and what we need to get there. And our success in reaching those targets spurs us on to accomplish more, so we find our lives rich in meaning and purpose.
But the beauty and value of the goal setting process is quickly lost if we set goals we have no hope of attaining. This brings us only frustration and failure, not success. This drains our energy and our morale, and undermines our drive to be the very best we can be.
If you are new to goal setting, set up a situation you truly believe you can win. Your belief in your own success is vital. Set a target that will mean something when you reach it, but be sure you have some chance of getting there. If you don’t really believe you can do it, you’ll be right.
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence, when you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.” — Walt Disney
“If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” — Dr. Robert Anthony
President & CEO of Focused Networking Ltd