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Regardless of the type of SMART Goals you set, it is easy to fall into the trap of defining how you feel about yourself by the outcomes of your work on the goals. We can become “attached” to the importance of success, and let our worries about success or failure stress us out. That is not fun or healthy.
Instead, consider paying more attention to your commitments, to your vision for the future, and to the journey you are on. For example, if you have a noble mission to make a difference and have big goals that will take you there – then take pride in the pursuit of them.
Of course, we all absolutely want the results and outcomes. But at the end of the day – once you have given full effort – you can be proud that you cared enough to go for it. You can recommit yourself to new goals the next day; now wiser for the experience.
Paying more attention to the long term – to your mission and vision – gives you more freedom to pursue your goals without stress.
You can focus on the difference you are making and how you are contributing to building a better world.
You can have joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction with the pursuit of your noble adventure – and give it your all!