Setting goals is important, but success isn’t just about creating a goal or two and working to meet them. It’s also about the kinds of goals you set for yourself. Without goals that are attainable but that will still make you stretch, the process of setting goals can quickly lose its meaning. In other words, goals that are too difficult can leave you feeling like you can’t accomplish anything—but goals that are too easy don’t have a lot of value, either. To build a better life for yourself, you need to set better goals.
Let’s face it: embracing change is no fun. Everyone likes staying in his or her comfort zone. After all, they call it a “comfort” zone for a reason—even the term itself stirs up deep feelings of calm, relaxation and security. But eventually, something comes along to shake us out of it. Change happens to us all—it’s simply a part of life. And while some change is undeniably good, we’re often faced with disruptions that certainly don’t feel welcome.
At school or online, it can be all too easy to compare yourself to others and notice your own shortcomings.