When I was a child, schoolteachers and relatives would often ask \"And what do you want to be when you grow up?\" I honestly didn\'t have a clue. My friends seemed to have got the hand of this and I discovered that the expected answers seemed to be focusing around jobs or careers \"I want to be a Fireman/Doctor/Train Driver\", or perhaps something bolder like \"Rock Star/Famous Actor\" _ or around money... \"I want to be a millionaire\". Apparently it didn\'t matter what you wanted to be _ it still required that you studied hard, preferably got all A Grades _ oh and it was critically important that you \"eat all your greens\". Quite how Brussels sprouts are a necessity for success has never been answered fully to my satisfaction. By the time I was a teenager, I was at the \"I dunno\" stage. And by the time I was choosing my A level subjects it seemed that my options were becoming limited. Artist was ruled out on the recommendation of my delightful art teacher who claimed that my lovingly crafted painting \"hurt her eyes\" and Author was ruled out because I had little taste for over_analyzing Jane Austin\'s Northanger Abbey.
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.