Why do people set goals? Seriously?
Who stops if they reach their goal? When we decide to work towards achieving something, surely we are going to be the best we can. I’ve been lifting weights 5 days a week for 10 years, I lift as much as I possibly can, to get as strong as I can and be as big as I can.
So now a fellow decides he wants to PE. He is 6”x5”, he sets a “goal” of 7”x5.5” and gets to work. Now maybe he’s a hard gainer, and will never be able to reach his “goal”. Maybe it takes 3 years to reach 6.75”x5.25”, but he feels great about his size and continues to maintain. What purpose did his specific goal serve? Nothing, he wanted to get bigger, he did, he failed his goal. He’s still happy.
Or maybe the fellow is an easy gainer, and in 1 year he is 7”x5.5”, he’s happy. Does he stop? Of course not, he continues and gets bigger. What did his preset numerical goal serve? Absolutely nothing again.
Then of course there’s the guy who is 5.5”x4” and sets a goal of 8”x6”. Why would a person do that? I just don’t get it.
Maybe it’s because of my attitude in life, and my bodybuilding hobby. I think a “goal” should be to be the best we can, and to maximize everything. Damn, my post sounds so negative! I didn’t mean it to be that way. I just don’t see any value in setting a goal, you really don’t know where you will end up when you start, so how can you possibly make plans? Just be the best you can is a far more useful “goal” in my opinion.
7.8" BPEL x 5.25" EG