I have always believed in the power of goal setting. I am going to tell you a story of a goal I set and achieved recently, the good and the bad of it all.
About 2-3 months ago I decided to set a goal for myself. I said that when I had saved up enough money I would go get my item ( item in this story is not important ). I had told my wife about it, my business partner and a few others about this. Some thought I was crazy, some thought it was cool and some didn’t care for it.
After doing all the research, knowing where I was going to buy it at and how much it was going to cost me the day came and I now have my item, but something I never expected happened. Once I had my item, I was not that excited and I narrowed it down to two specific reasons. Reason 1, I had always envisioned having this item, I used to go see it, hold it, look at it online so that when my day was here, it was as if I had always had it all along. Reason 2, because this was an expensive item I was very hesitant to even want to share this with others as I do not want to come of as someone who throws around money of what others would consider foolish things.
So here I am with my prize and I am not that excited about it and I don’t want to share it with anyone as to not come off like a snob. Its a weird feeling, I want to share my accomplishment with others so that they too know the power of goal setting but on the other hand I don’t want to tell anyone about it. People are fine when you tell them you just made your last car payment or just paid off your credit card, no one wants to hear about the expensive whatever it is you just purchased. In the end I know I accomplished a life goal and I hope others who have the guts to set goals will stick to them so that one day you will accomplish something great.