Who wants to puke when you hear “Shoot for the moon! You just may land on a star?” Just me? Ok.
Seriously, it is a cool saying.
And I get it.
But that’s not why I set impossible goals.
And my WHY is more important than the achieving of the goal itself.
I set impossible goals because having an impossible goal forces me to dig deep and practice the art of believing hard, practice the art of tapping into my own wisdom, and practice the art of challenging my mind to expand in new ways.
When I set an impossible goal, my brain goes to work on resisting it. And I get to practice telling it to calm down and just watch me do it.
When I set an impossible goal, my creative energy kicks into motion. And I get to practice entertaining new ways to do things.
When I set an impossible goal, my ability to believe hard in myself strengthens. And I get to practice the skill of believing without evidence.
I shoot for the moon and don’t even consider the stars, because the stars aren’t what I’m shooting for. I’m not shooting for the moon either.
I’m shooting for the skill of believing I can do the impossible without any proof that I’ve done it in the past.