Set Goals that are Achievable Yet Stretch You _ \"You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.\" _ Steve Garvey So many times we do one of two things while setting goals: we either set our goals too high or too low; rarely do we set them just right. This element of goal setting can be extremely difficult, especially without much experience using this process. By setting our goals too low we never reach our full potential to what we can accomplish and never live a self_fulfilling life. By setting our goals too high we risk becoming discouraged because the goal is so far out of reach.
A goal is distinctively different from a dream or a wish. It is clear, specific and written down. It has measurable outcomes to indicate with no uncertainty when the goal is achieved. The Fear of Failure People have an inherit fear of failure. They therefore don\'t set goals simply because they are afraid of failing or not achieving the set goal. No one enjoys failing. It is painful often on many levels and depending on the area of failure, can cause different levels of distress in a person. Failure is unfortunately not something that cannot be avoided altogether. The way one responds to failure can however be controlled. Failure must be seen as building blocks for a successful life and every failure moves you one step closer to living this successful life.