Push your limits
Last night I set a brilliant, impossible goal. I went to bed excited, and then this morning I awoke feeling sick to my stomach about it. It wasn’t my impossible goal. I realised I was putting immense pressure on myself to do another ‘impossible’ thing, but I didn’t actually want to do this one. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE setting impossible goals. But only if I’m setting them for me. The moment that it feels like I’m doing it for someone else, I feel totally off.
This realisation made me have a deep think about my message as a content creator. I don’t ever want to make anyone feel like they have to set an impossible goal just for the sake of it, including myself.
I realised that the core of my message isn’t really about achieving impossible goals. It’s about pushing your own limits, whatever that means. Setting impossible goals might be part of that for you (it certainly is for me) – but pushing your limits is more than that, it’s a way to grow. Achieving an impossible goal is an outcome. Pushing your limits is the action.
Pushing my limits feels so authentic to me. I do it every day. I’m attempting to achieve 100 push ups in a row. I moved to the other side of the world without a clue where I was going to live. I followed a career path (the personal development industry) that my friends and family weren’t so sure about. I’ve committed to writing this blog every day for 2 years. I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. I committed to 365 days of meditation in a row. I push the limits of what I can achieve in my career, in my relationships, in my health and fitness, and in my whole life. I believe that’s what makes life fulfilling – growing into your highest potential so you can serve this world as best as possible.