The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Committing to Goals

In the video, (about 2.5 minutes long) I mentioned three positive reasons why I love accomplishing goals that might help you accomplish what you set out to do, too. I also promised you that I’d tell you what I considered to be bad, or at least not optimal, reasons I accomplish goals.

So here goes:

One is that I’m competitive. Some might not consider this to be bad. The spiritual, loving, and kind chick in me, though, feels like my motivation should solely be about creating information that helps others, and doing it in a way that others can relate to. Thus the vlog, since many people like getting their information that way.

And that is part of it. But I’m also motivated because I know that if OTHER people can do a regular vlog, so can I. And that’s my competitive nature coming out. Alas, I do not have completely pure motives.

What if competition is your only motivator? Well, ideally, you have other reasons, too, and maybe you’re just not thinking of them right away. But if not, and it gets the job done and keeps you off the couch, then so be it. It’s all good.

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Related to being competitive is that I’m a bit arrogant. Over time I feel that I can create the best, most helpful vlogs in the world. No, wait. The universe. There might be someone doing a vlog at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and I plan to be better than him or her, too.

Are you arrogant, too? If you’re going to do something, do it right and do it the best you can. Again, ideally you have other driving forces, but hey, it’s better than nothing, right?

Finally, I’m stubborn. Again, some might argue that’s a good thing, but really, do I have to accomplish *everything* I set out to do? I’m not sure that’s optimal behavior. Sometimes, it’s ok to let go of things that no longer serve you. And if you’re stubborn, too, may you also find balance so you don’t drive yourself batty trying to do it all.

I’m hoping, though, that doing this will serve you and, as a result, me as well.

What motivates you to accomplish your goals?


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