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.
You\'re Afraid of Judgment _ Sometimes people are scared to set a goal for something because they see it as outrageous. For instance, let\'s say that you want to go back to college to get a Master\'s degree, or you want to start your own business. You fear that if you set that goal, and other people know about the goal they\'ll judge you harshly for wanting it or for some other imagined issue. If you are worried about what others think of you, it\'s time to dig deep inside yourself and get over it. The truth is, what you think of yourself is more important than anything else. When you stop judging yourself, you\'ll stop worrying about the judgment of others.