When it comes to setting goals, many of us make them without giving them a second thought.
We blindly make New Year’s resolutions, #summerbod goals, or arbitrary goals such as “reading more.”
This often leads to failure because we forget about them, aren’t willing to put in the work or realize we don’t actually want it. Over time, we grow to think that we aren’t capable of achieving our goals so we go along with the status quo of letting life happen to us, rather than taking action to create our own life.
Humans are a funny breed. We do everything in our power to seek pleasure and avoid pain. We romanticize past relationships, forgetting the hard times we experienced. We imagine a beautiful future without acknowledging the time and effort it will likely take to achieve it. We do not like discomfort.
So how can we make realistic goals that aren’t doomed to fail?
We can do this by asking ourselves the following questions:
Is this goal for me or someone else?