In my last post, I talked about the importance of Setting Goals the S-M-A-R-T way. using the 5 key factors that will contribute to your Success. Given your present life and circumstances, your goals should be lofty, or at least, a stretch.
Once you’ve set them, you can feel anxiety, frustration, and impatience when you don’t reach your targets. On the other hand, you can feel unsatisfied or bored when your goals are too easily achieved.
Success-oriented people are adaptable. As such a person you would adjust your goals downward when necessary or you would keep your high goal where it is, and intensify your movement towards it, rather than settle for a lesser goal.
This adaptability will give you an increasing capability to live with a high degree of uncertainty and anxiety, without making an unnecessary compromise. A certain amount of stress and tension is expected when we delay gratification.
Sadly, this practice is becoming increasingly rare in our society of “instant gratification”.
Success-oriented people push up toward their goal and find that they are making progress towards the goal. rather than lower their goal to a level which is easier to reach. Less motivated people may settle for more reachable “substitute” goals. If in the pursuit of those “lofty” goals, you’re willing to put up with a little anxiety and “creative tension” along the way, you are very likely to achieve your Goals.