Will You Achieve Your Goals? (Don’t Ask Me, I Don’t Know!)
Do you have what it takes to achieve your goals?
Will you stick to your plans and be successful in the end?
Why ask me? I don’t know!
The only person you should pay attention to when asking about your ability to achieve the goals you set for yourself is yourself.
Anyone else’s opinion is just that — opinion — based on their own presumptions about you (and liberally dosed with however they feel about their own ability to achieve goals).
No one else knows how badly you want something or how motivated and self-driven you might be to achieve a goal you’ve sent for yourself.
If you asked someone if they thought you could run a marathon and they said “It’s really hard, I’m not sure many people could do it” — are you going to listen to their negativity and give up on your idea of running a marathon?
What if they said “thousands of people run marathons every year — of course you can do it” but they don’t know you injured one of your legs recently, or that you have bad knees, or that you simply hate running and have no intention of participating?
When people ask me my opinion on their ability to achieve one of their stated goals like starting a business or selling artwork they create or learning how to juggle, my response is almost always that they can do just about anything they want to do if they dedicate time and energy to achieve those goals — and then I almost immediately follow-up with a question right back to them…