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Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic...

From: Max L.
Sent on: Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:37 PM

Dear friend,

It's the end of the year and it's the perfect time to set your goals for the year to come! Here is what Timoty Ferris, author of "The 4-hour workweek" says about goal setting:

 

"It’s lonely at the top...99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming.

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. But having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel!

If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort. I’ll run through walls to get a catamaran trip through the Greek islands, but I might not change my brand of cereal for a weekend trip through Columbus, Ohio. If I choose the latter because it is “realistic,” I won’t have the enthusiasm to jump even the smallest hurdle to accomplish it.

With beautiful, crystal-clear Greek waters and delicious wine on the brain, I’m prepared to do battle for a dream that is worth dreaming! Even though their difficulty of achievement on a scale of 1-10 appears to be a 2 and a 10 respectively, Columbus is more likely to fall through.

The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit homeruns while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals."

So be unrealistic, but do it with clarity!


PS:

If you are looking for an opportunity to see Tim Ferris on stage:

THE 4-HOUR ETHOS - With TIMOTY FERRIS (Author of "THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK)"

For more information, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

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