We found an oldie but a goodie from the lululemon athletica blog, about goal setting and how it relates to failure. The author states that one of the most common reasons people don’t set goals is because they are afraid of failing.
At LITG, we agree and believe this fear can be defeated and that failure is actually a positive thing and can actually help you achieve your goals if you take the time to learn from it.
So next time you sit down to create goals, remember these three things:
1) Fear is an indicator that we are doing something remarkable.
Stepping out of our comfort zone means we are stretching ourselves; we are going after something we really want or something that will really impact our life. Focusing solely on the fear distracts us from the remarkable results our goals will bring about. Use that fear as a motivator rather than a detractor.
2) Failing sometimes takes you off a path you never really wanted to be on.
Sometimes we set goals towards things we don’t really want. Not achieving that goal allows us to evaluate what we were going towards, or how we were going about getting there. It could be the end goal that needs tweeking, or it could be the approach we were taking to tackle that goal.
3) Setting a goal and falling short, is still better than not trying at all.
Your life without goals will remain pretty static over time. Setting an inspiring goal will immediately set you on a path of trial and error towards something great. Bumps along the way are to be expected, so just keep holding on! When it comes time to look back and see what you’ve accomplished, you’ll be astounded to see how far you’ve come – whether you fell short of your goal or surpassed it by a mile.
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