The process of achieving goals brings growth and development.We learn about our abilities, limitations and barriers - it is the knowledge, which we would not otherwise gain.
The journey to achieving goals brings about a change in us too. Change means that something is gone, but something else is gained. Apart from the goal itself, the achievement brings confidence and self-acceptance and that is what so many of us need.
People often refer to others who achieve amazing things as lucky. The luck they refer to comes to those who are recognised for their work or establish big corporations or make fortunes. The thing is though that those people would not have achieved anything, if it wasn’t for the supposedly unattainable goals they had set for themselves first.
I read this quote once “Set a goal so big that you will not be able to achieve it until you become the person who can”.
The focus with goal setting is almost never on wanting to change who we are. But we do become a new person in the process, the person who can now do things, which were otherwise impossible. We open ourselves up to new opportunities and embark on routes we may have never gone on otherwise.
And as we are challenged, take on opportunities, which come our way, we do change. Our perception of the world changes, priorities change, whatever was once important - is not any more, and we learn to say ‘no’ and let go. We loose something – yes, and we gain something too. What we gain is a new ‘me’ plus a goal we achieve and that gives us growth and confidence and the realisation that from now on everything is possible. Once impossible to imagine, becomes our reality.
So go on set a goal bigger than you imagine possible to achieve…you may surprise yourself.