Setting Seemingly Unattainable Goals For Yourself

Setting Seemingly Unattainable Goals For Yourself

Goals are suppose to be big, so big that there almost unattainable. That way when we reach them, we’re just as surprised as everyone else.

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” —Bill Copeland

We’re told to go to school so that we can work and make good products and services for other people. If your a Gen X, you know what I’m saying.

At least this way we won’t have to think for ourselves and therefore no need for goal setting. Great for your employer! Their betting on us needing them until it’s time for us to retire.

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” —Michael Phelps

Yes! Let’s set some goals for ourselves. Let’s start small first. Let’s get a taste of how it feels to go after something we want and actually get it.

For those of us who have an employer let’s put aside 10% of our check into a 401k. Those of us who don’t have an employer lets put 10% of our check into an IRA. We’ll do this for 1 year. Then decide if this is something that we’ll keep doing or not.

Our subconscious holds and controls our habits. We have habits to make our lives easer, this way we don’t have to think too much about everything we do.

Once these accounts are set up there’s no more thinking we have to do about them any more.

“You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.” —RJ Mitte

This will be hard breaking the habit of not putting away 10% and or forming a habit by going to set up the account. Please don’t think of us as lazy. It will take at least 21 days to form a new habit, but if we count the days most likely we’re just trying to get back to the same old, same old.

Keep in mind that it only takes about 10 minutes to set up either of these 2 accounts. Let’s make our actions toward the new habit a part of our discipline. Discipline will get us what we want.

Some of us will say I can’t do this, that’s money I can’t spend right away, I got bills, I got to eat or I have to take care of my family. These can be good reasons or great excuses  and the difference between an excuse and what happened is our discipline.

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” —Orison Swett Marden

Hey, no matter what we do a year will come and go. We can plan for it or we can try to just get by. It all depends on how we want to live our life. We only have 1 and it only last so long. What we want to do with our lives should be a goal, plan or an intent.

Social Experiment: Write down a goal on a scrap piece of paper, have it be something you think can be accomplished within a week or have it be apart of a bigger goal. If you reach your goal within the week, put that scrap paper in a cup and write a new goal for that same week. Let’s say this started on a Sunday. When Saturday comes See how many goals were accomplished. How does it feel to count the accomplishment? Were the goals hard to reach. Is it a surprise that the goal was reached or that more than 1 was finished? Will there be a celebration?

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Author: Ericka Bates

Hello! I'm Ericka Bates. I am a wife and mother of 2. Totally nosey with the ability to read. Therefore a great researcher. Things I like to look into autism treatments, health, meditation, and personal development. In much of my findings with autism, stress came up a lot. Stress turned out to be the cause for most health problems. Know what can defeat stress? Meditation! Meditation is not only a great way to get rid of stress, but it's also used to reduce anxiety, depression, anger, lower blood pressure and increase your creativity. There are many forms of meditation and right now I am actively practicing 4. I sit quietly and watch my breath. At first this was hard. My mind kept wondering, I was sitting in thought. Now my mind still wonders some, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. Hey, practice makes perfect right. Walking is my favorite form of meditation. I listen to a podcast while walking and when I'm done I feel relaxed. Gratefulness or Gratitude is another good one. When I get upset, I stop and think okay, what's five things that's good about this situation. This calms me down and makes me feel better. Like the saying goes happiness is a choice and I wanna be happy. Happiness just doesn't show up you have to produces that kind of energy for yourself. Visualization is the fourth form of meditation I practice. I have a vision board with pictures of the things I want and the things I want to do. The pictures are fun to find, cut out, arrange, pin up and their nice to look at every day. Because your only choosing the things you like and want to do makes this form of meditation a joy to have in your life. It wasn't hard making meditation a part of my every day life. Now I feel that meditation is the foundation to anyone's personal development. Hopefully you'll find a form or forms of meditation that's just right for you too.

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