Posts Tagged ‘expectations’

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1. Your goals are unreasonable.  I don’t want you to end up being disappointed.

And here it is.  The big one.  The number one thought we are brainwashed from birth to have!  This thought is the major reason why we limit ourselves.  It is the major reason why we never reach our full potential.  And it is the reason why we are disappointed in life.

If there is one thought you decide to correct within these top ten, make it this one!  There is no such thing as an unreasonable goal set too high.  That is absolutely ridiculous!  When you set your goals high, you work harder, longer, and with more enthusiasm to reach that goal.

This is the reality: whether you set your goal below your expectations, or set them higher than you could ever imagine, you will probably not reach either goal.  However, when you set your goal as high as you can, you end up accomplishing much more than if you were to set a goal with intentionally lower expectations to avoid disappointment.  If you don’t reach either goal, which goal would you rather fall short of.  The goal that is set near impossible expectations, or the goal that you know you can accomplish.  If I set a goal I knew was possible to accomplish and then did not reach that goal, I would be much more disappointed than if I failed to reach a goal that was set to touch the sky.

We must move away from everything everyone has ever told us about setting goals.  Goals need to be realistic.  Not at all, set them as high as you like and work toward it every day.  You will never know your true potential until you do.  Set a time limit on your goals.  No way.  Your goals should give you such motivation that you wake up every day wanting to achieve them, no matter how long it takes.  And when you reach that goal, set it even higher.  When you work toward something out of reach, it motivates you to work harder than you would normally work for something that you know is achievable.  Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not fulfilling your potential.

When people tell you “I don’t want you to be disappointed” it usually means, “slow down buddy, you are working way too hard for me to keep up with.”  You aren’t living to stay at an even pace as your friend.  You’re living to fulfill your potential.  You will not achieve true success until you do.  Truly successful people stick to their goals, despite what others advise, the opposition they come up against, and the criticism they receive for their commitment to fulfill their potential.  Don’t let others influence what you do in your lifetime.  Live your life for you and your family, and attain the success you deserve!

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