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Aim higher, think bigger

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Have you ever realised that goals are meaningless when compared to who you have to become to achieve them? That’s the thing. It’s great to set goals, but really it’s all about what you achieve on the way to reaching them.

Because to reach a goal you’ve never achieved before you have to do something different. You have to break out of the habits that have been getting in the way. The things holding you back. The old beliefs. The old ways of thinking. The old ways of responding. You have to become someone different. You have to reinvent yourself in some way becoming a new and greater version of yourself.

Because to create something new in your life you first need to create something new within yourself.

That’s the great thing about having goals. Not only do they give your life meaning (which creates greater health and happiness), goals create the opportunity for personal growth. Because in striving for that goal we have to let our limitations go.

As Sir Edmund Hillary said, ‘We don’t conquer the mountain, it’s us we need to beat’.

Goals give us the chance to realise how really incredible we are. And that means you will ‘get’ a lot more than the goal – but only along the way.

Time to set some new goals?

Go Fish!

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Did you hear they’ve banned goldfish bowls in Italy?

Yep, I’m serious. In the northern Italian region of Monza, home to Italy’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, they’ve banned their citizens from keeping goldfish in bowls.

Why?

Because, they argue, a fish kept in a bowl has a distorted view of reality… and suffers because of this.

Go figure.

Because how many people around us have a distorted view of reality? Carrying around their own goldfish bowl of suffering.

But perhaps there is something about fish.

In an experiment years ago they placed a large fish in an aquarium with plenty of little fish to feed on. And eat it did. Until the heartless researchers placed a glass partition in the tank dividing it in two, splitting the big fish off from his food source. And of course he put up a protest. Thrashing around, banging the glass… until he realized his efforts were in vain. So he gave up. Only thing is the researchers removed the glass partition when he wasn’t looking. And the little fish began swimming all around him again. But he didn’t touch them. So convinced was he that they were beyond his reach. And so he starved to death in a sea of food.

Conditioned to believe it was impossible.

That easily.

We can’t be that stupid… can we?