Prove Me Wrong

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Accomplishing a goal is hard.

It means you have to find something worthy of committing to.
It means you have to do the research and the work to push against the mental (and possibly physical) walls that confine you.
It means that you have to sacrifice.
It means that you have to travel down a road without necessarily knowing its length.

You don’t want to accomplish your goals.

What you really want is reassurance that everything is going to be ok.
What you really want is validation that how you are living your life is acceptable to the people around you.
What you really want is to be able to round up support while talking about what you could do

if you had more time, if you were luckier, if your boss wasn’t such a jerk, if…

You don’t want to accomplish your goals because to do so would mean you’d have to

change habits
change your friends
change what everyone might think of you
change your life.

You don’t want your goals bad enough because achieving them means that Middle Earth has to be traversed first and you’re afraid that the castle on the other end won’t look like you hoped it would when you finally get there.

What you really want is structure.
What you really want is to be told what to do so that the blame won’t fall on you.
What you really want is specific terms of success.
What you really want is the odds to be in your favor before you jump.

Right?

Prove me wrong. I want you to. You want you to.