What's Your Goal?
It's great to set specific, achievable goals, but actor and martial artist Bruce Lee makes the point that sometimes, it's okay to not reach that goal. If you've worked hard and made progress, that goal has still served its purpose by giving you something to aim for. Is it better to be a little optimistic than overly realistic if you really want to achieve? Though if you want those goals to really work, it's best to create multiple milestones, or baby steps, along the way to help you out. As that other favourite quote of mine states "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Lao-tzu.