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We all have goals. We want to better ourselves and accomplish things. Short term, long term, big, small, overreaching, and more.

When thinking about your goals, make sure you’re doing something you want to do, and not what others want you to do.

There can be tremendous pressure to make sure we get the approval of family, peers, and others. Sometimes, we even pursue something they think is acceptable for us, but it is something we don’t want to do. 

Don’t get me wrong, go seek out good advice. If you have a great network of family and friends, listen to them, and know that they want you to succeed. They just don’t know what exactly is best for you.

Years ago, I was a test engineer. I realized that I didn’t want to do that anymore and decided to pursue other career options. I became a personal trainer and coach, and haven’t looked back. I love it. I had the opportunity to go into other fields or even the opportunity to go back into engineering, but I didn’t because I knew it would not make me happy. It definitely wasn’t something i wanted.

There was some pressure (especially from family) to go back into the nice stable office job. They meant well, although, I am glad I didn’t listen to those who wanted me to stay in the stable office job because it wasn’t the route that would ultimately make me happy.

Your goals are yours and yours alone. No one can decide them and attain them but you.

For more info, please read this article: https://www.10acreranch.org/2017/02/16/4-tips-setting-greatest-goals/