Everyone Has Goals

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Everyone Has Goals

Rebekah Stroebe, Writer

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Everyone has goals, whether they are short or long term. The biggest problem with them is lots of people believe they are just creating unrealistic expectations for themselves.  Creating goals like getting all A’s in a class where you have only got a C may be upsetting if you don’t get an A after you create it.  Creating more realistic goals may help you achieve what you are ultimately striving for.

Goals can help inspire people to quit a bad habit or accomplish something difficult or what they have been trying to do. Putting the bar too high may make it seem almost impossible.  Using the bar example, a beginner gymnast is going to start at the bar that they can reach and will hurt them least when they mess up and fall. If the bar is too high and they fall, it could hurt them really bad. That is how it is with goals, creating unrealistic goals could hurt you more than help you.  You can get up to the higher bar one day, but you need to start lower.

Any dream can come true, but it takes patience and perseverance. Starting slow is better than not believing you can do it at all. Many people may say that you need to make them realistic, and to an extent, that is true. At the same time, it may make them believe that if you start small, that is the furthest you will ever get. In an interview, WWT counselor office worker, Lori Willenberg, states, “It gives you something to focus on and work towards.”  This is true but working towards something too hard can be overall discouraging.  Another WWT counselor office worker, Barb Dempsey, said, “It can be discouraging if you don’t keep those goals. You shouldn’t set your goals too high.”  If you start low and work up, you are most likely to succeed.

 

 

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