I’m a very goal oriented person. From my previous posts, you can see that I take goal setting seriously. One thing that I find interesting is that when I tell other people about certain goals I have, they are immediately pessimistic. They will tell me that my goals are too lofty. They will say that I should temper my enthusiasm. I remember a good friend of mine even telling me that I couldn’t achieve a fitness goal I set for myself! His exact words were “You know that’s going to be hard right?” It is this type of defeatist attitude that boggles my mind and that holds us back from being great.
When you really think about it, who is the MAIN obstacle barring you from achieving your dreams? Spoiler alert: look in the mirror. YOU are the only thing stopping you from success. I’m not going to drop a bunch of clichés and idealistic bull shit your way, I’m going to keep it all the way real. Nothing in life is easy, even if you have an “easy” life. Someone put in work so that your life wasn’t as hard as the previous generation. When you want to be the best, you have to overcome obstacles. Now, there’s a difference between being optimistic and being delusional. I do believe that you have to make sensible goals, but because your goal is something that most can’t accomplish, it does NOT mean that you can’t! I personally set fitness goals for myself all the time. My body fat goals are ambitious, but I make smart goals by using milestones. When you have checkpoints in your goal process, it helps to acknowledge the progress that you have made, while looking towards the future and the work you still have to do. That way, you don’t get discouraged.
Think about all the people who are out of shape, in a job that they hate, in a financial situation that they abhor. They will bitch to their coworkers, their friends, and their favorite social media tool. They will react with words and not with ACTION! We use our energy towards complaining, when you can use that energy to change your situation. People are stuck in the mindset that reaching their goals is too hard, and they give up. Then they project that same energy onto you and have you thinking that you are them. You have to believe that you are different. You have to surround yourself with positivity and encouragement. You have to be real with yourself & know your strengths and weaknesses. Once you put that in perspective, ACT!
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what others believe, it matters what’s in your own heart. Aren’t you tired of seeing your peers succeed while you are stagnant? Aren’t you tired of wondering ‘what if”? I hate regrets, so I rarely deal in them. I’d rather do my best and fail, than do nothing and remain mediocre.
Who gon’ stop you? Only You. Be the Better!