I remember the silly conversations we used to have in college about these grandiose study plans we made for ourselves. We would assure (fool) ourselves that we’d study 14 hours each day for the 30 days leading into the exam season.
And then fail.
We all know (or have heard) that the goals you set for yourself or others should be specific, measurable, attainable etc.
But why realistic?
Because you would otherwise feel like a failure in advance. Just like we did in college. Which makes the goal all the more difficult to achieve. Who in their mind thinks they can study 14 hours a day for 30 days straight with 100% efficiency? You live an learn, I guess.
Life is about setting goals and achieving them (or failing forward fast), learning and moving on.
It’s not about giving into the negative self talk that tells us we’re a failure in advance.