Question of the Week: How does being self aware affect your ability to set realistic goals?
Alice: [looking through the Doorknob's keyhole] There he is! I simply must get through.
Doorknob: Sorry. You're much too big. Simply impassable.
Alice: You mean impossible.
Doorknob: No, impassable. Nothing's impossible.
Still, as a realist or pessimist or just a guy who is aware of his own limitations, (even those that are self-imposed,) the notion that "any goal can be achieved with the right combination of perseverance & determination seems more "fairy tale" than real life, and I think there are some other factors that need to be considered. In your post for this week, let me know what you think (tell me if you think I'm wrong). Use this post and the questions below to help guide your response.
Why is it important to set yourself up for success when goal setting?
Are there any goals that are simply unattainable?
Do you think we sometimes give up on goals because we realize the sacrifices we will need to make in order to achieve them?
Does where we live affect the types of goals we set? Does it affect our ability to achieve them?
How important is perseverance to achieving goals? How important is luck?