I had written a post one time that talked about having high goals. Not easily accessible goals. The point of the post was to show that if you shoot for the stars, and you come up short, you more than likely will be WAY above where you would have ended if it was a "realistic and accessible" goal. To me, if it's easily accessible, then it's not a goal. It's just something that you should have been able to do anyway. I got a comment back to that pot and it said that they remembered back in high school being on the freshman basketball team. The coach signed them up for a JV Tournament and they got smashed. Game after game in the tournament, they would get beat REALLY BAD. The coach explained that the reason he signed them up was so that they need to kick and fight to compete with these other teams. The author of the post said that he understood but that he felt demoralized and it crushed his confidence. I can see where he is coming from on the surface, HOWEVER, was the intent of the goal to win? No. He signed them up to fight. He signed them up so that the team would struggle and would have to come together to make something happen, or at least try and try and try again. For this tactic to work, it would take the coach explaining to them, over and over during the games, that it's not about winning. They aren't supposed to win, so if they even score a point on the other teams then they are succeeding. If they would have been in a Freshmen Tournament, maybe they would have won. Sure that would have felt great, but would they really learn from it or would they do just enough, or play sloppy, or really try hard, or REALLY fight? This same thing happened when I came back from my first year of college wrestling. I was a state champ as a high school kid. I went to Cal Poly and got my ass handed to me. Literally beat up every day. After getting crushed for 2 months, I went home and worked out with the high school team which had state champs on it. I expected them to be tough like before. But, I handled them like they were brand new. They felt like children. My new level was SO MUCH higher than before. This is why high goals are important. They force more out of you. They get more out of you. So much that normal goals get left in the dust! Just have a little patience and a fighting attitude and the good things will come:)
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