Everyone has something they want to do with their life in the future. Not everyone has specific, practical goals to get there. When you’re planning out your future, ask yourself if these are really goals or just fantasies.
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As business blog Entrepreneur points out, focusing too much on lofty dreams without a practical plan more often leads to disappointment than success. While we’re constantly bombarded with messages to reach for the stars, the fact is that unless you have a plan to get a job with SpaceX, the stars are just a fantasy:
Visualising goals is perfectly fine, but excessively fantasizing is a grave mistake. Instead of setting “goals” around lofty outcomes, work on tangible, actionable things that can affect the here and the now.
That doesn’t mean you can’t be ambitious. Plenty of people have done incredible things because they set goals that sounded fantastic. However, far more people have wished to do something with no plan and got frustrated when they never accomplished it.
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