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One of the most important goal-setting posts I’ve ever read was from Michael Hyatt about the difference between trying and doing. It may seem like a matter of semantics, but we say we’re going to try to do something, we are automatically allowing for the possibility of failure and giving ourselves a way out.
Rather than trying to meet your goal this month, commit to doing it. And rather than allowing for the possibility of failure, expect success.
This is one reason why setting MICRO goals is important. If you’ve never run a day in your life, saying, “I’m going to run a marathon in 6 months” is scary to say. However, saying, “I’m going to complete the Couch to 5K program” is realistic and doable.
If you still find yourself saying “I’m going to try to complete the Couch to 5K program”, then it may be that you’re not completely committed to the goal. And — if I can be so bold — chances are you’re going to fail.
Expect to meet your goal. Commit to doing it with absolute certainty. And be realistic about why you’re not willing to commit if that’s the case.
Are you committed to your goal this month? Do you find yourself allowing for the possibility of failure?