Going to vs Trying to

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

When we set a goal it can be easy to slip into fluff goals that we start with ‘I will try to…’ or ‘I want to…’ We do not get specific and we say try.

Let’s see the difference in the confidence behind the goal when we get specific and say going:

  • I want to read more.
  • I will try to meditate.
  • I will try to speak up more.

Compared to:

  • I am going to read 25 book this year.
  • I am going to meditate for at least ten minutes five days a week.
  • I am going to say at least two things in every meeting.

Big difference, right? The first group sound like you have already given up on your goal before you even started it. They lack any passion behind them and there is no real goal.

With the bottom group you have a goal, a drive, and a mission that is concrete and actionable. These are the best kinds of goals to make, but they are also the scariest kinds of goals to make. Don’t let that scare you away though. They might be scary but they give you the best results.

Be bold with your goals. If you have already fallen off the bandwagon of 2021 new years resolutions, here is your friendly reminder that you do not need to wait until 2022 to start your journey towards accomplishing a new goal. You can start tomorrow, or even today if you want.

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