Before you make your new year resolutions I have one more challenge and that is to set your resolution just a little higher. If you really want something- set your sights, take aim, and pull the trigger- make it your resolution. Why not? What do you have to lose? So what if you miss, reload, take aim, and fire again! Sure, the intermediate goals to get you to that resolution can (and should) be smaller and reachable in a shorter time. All those articles on “how to reach your new years resolution” will tell you make your goal “realistic”. You know what those same articles don’t tell you-ANYTHING is “realistic” if you want it bad enough. Think your goal is unreachable, always remember there is a first time for everything. So if you really want something, I challenge you to GO GET IT!!! Don’t let anyone hold you back, including yourself. Goals are dreams with a plan. Don’t dream safe- dream big.
Why is there a tendency to settle for less then we really want? After all it is your resolution. The fear of failure holds us back. Many people are so afraid of failure they would rather sit on the sidelines and do nothing rather than play the game. Instead of aspiring to actually have a flat sexy stomach (believe it or not it is possible) many are happy setting a goal that if achieved will still leave them nowhere close to obtaining 6-pack abs.
Those who try to do something and fail…are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed- unknown
Now I am in no position to judge or tell you what your goals should be, because this is your journey, it is up to you to decide what you want to do with your time on this planet. But no matter your goal I encourage you to aim just a little higher. We all know that there is no guarantee that you will even reach your goal, hell you may even fail miserably (no shame in this), but the one thing I can guarantee is that you will not achieve the bigger better goal “x” if you set your sights on the lesser goal “y”. You will only obtain what you are seeking. If you say your dream house is a 2-bedroom condo with on street parking, you will never have a 4-bedroom, 3-car garage, with a swimming pool and a fully stocked wine seller because you settled for a 2-bedroom condo. Setting a goal is like giving your GPS coordinates, the GPS only gives directions based on your inputs. So reach a little higher, dream a little bigger, and give your “GPS” some better coordinates.