Conquering the Conical Roof (No Math Needed)

I'll admit it, I'm not a "goal setter". Not in the traditional sense anyway. For me, structured goal setting followed a pretty predictable path that often resulted in varying degrees of failure.

By the time I was 25, I recognized an emerging pattern. The goals on my latest list were basically the same as the previous years list: Eat less junk. Workout more. Pray more. Get more sleep.

Now I'm not saying that the goals on my lists weren't worthy of achieving, however, it was abundantly clear that I obviously lacked the motivation to act (hence the failure to progress). And so I did what any reasonable person would do, I set a goal not to set goals (just kidding), but I did make a conscious choice to first focus on the why behind my desire to improve. That understanding led to a much different approach to my personal development which became gradual and ongoing.

Whether the goal seems simple or overwhelming, some things are certain, all successes require the willingness to act, dedicated time, focused effort, and the willingness to fail. For many of us, its the first step that can be the most difficult. It's easy to become overwhelmed with all of the potential challenges or obstacles standing in your way, but don't be discouraged, it's the process, the experience that ends up becoming just as valuable as accomplishing the goal itself.