📅 Thought for today:

‘Be realistic with your expectations. I’d really like to cuddle a unicorn, but it ain’t going to happen.’

— India Knight

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The client sets a goal for himself.

It is not particularly realistic – it is what he wants though.

The timeframe makes the goal close to impossible.

He has read online one-liners telling him to ignore the nay sayers.

Yet more tell him that success only comes to those that stretch themselves.

He misses the goal, which he told everyone about.

He feels humiliated, embarassed and ashamed.

He tells himself that he is useless, a failure.

He is miserable.

He “hides” from his friends and family, fearing their ridicule and avoiding social contact altogether.

He becomes demotivated, wondering what the point of his life is.

It is easier as a third party observer to see how this comes to pass, for a surprising number of people.

Has this happened to someone you know?

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