Do you have goals that scare you a little bit?

“I think goals should never be easy; they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”

Michael Phelps

Manageable goals are just tasks, things that you are going to do. You write them down, and then you do them.  

The real goals are the ones that scare you a little bit. These are the ones that make you get out of bed a little earlier and push a little harder. Success isn’t guaranteed, and the discomfort is equally motivating and frightening.  

Anyone can settle for easy. Exceptionally few choose to challenge themselves, and even fewer still are willing to get genuinely uncomfortable. But when you do, this is where the magic happens; this is where the person you were born to become comes to life. Don’t rob the world of that person.

Push yourself just a bit harder. Set goals that aren’t guaranteed. Be more, do more, push more. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. 

Questions to dream about…

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”

Michael Phelps

How much time do you spend allowing yourself to dream? How many “what if” questions do you ask yourself? How many times do you use the word “imagine” in your self queries? How many of those questions do you answer? In writing?

If you aren’t asking, and answering, these questions, you are limiting yourself. Dreaming isn’t just something you do when you sleep. It is a conscious and intentional choice. If you choose not to dream, you are choosing a life of limits…

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