I read once, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Goals, whether small or large or a little too much for right now, keep you moving toward growing as a person and in whatever “thing” for which you’ve set the goal. A goal that you can accomplish right this minute, without thinking or doing anything special to get there, is not a goal. It is something you can do already. Goals are things that you can’t do right now, but if you keep working with purpose and intelligence, you can achieve them. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next month or next year, but not at this very moment in time. Goals that aren’t well defined, or that you have to work too hard to reach will be tossed in the “I knew I couldn’t do it anyway!” pile. That, my friends, is frustrating, demoralizing and wasteful.
Set a goal, set a deadline for accomplishing it, and divide the work you need to do to reach it into realistic and manageable pieces, so it is easy to do. When you reach that goal, whether it’s realistic or impossible, you’ll have a sense of satisfaction and pride that you just can’t find with anything else!
Now go practice! With purpose! Go! Go! Go!