Goals Must Feel Good

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There is a caveat when setting large, nutty, impossible goals: they don’t work if you feel bad while you are setting them. If it feels bad–like a weight on your shoulders or a punch in the stomach–you are getting insight that the goal is not right for you. You may be selecting this goal out of guilt, because you think you should. You may deep-down-believe that you can’t/won’t/mustn’t achieve the goal. Or that another goal would serve you better.

Here are two things you can do. First, you can set a slightly less large, nutty, impossible goal. Look for a reduced version of the goal that is still compelling and that you believe you can achieve. Second, you can stick with your original large, nutty, impossible goal and reset your beliefs about what’s possible; try using the Ladder tool.

The rule is, “goals must feel good.”


In your corner,



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