It doesn’t make you a hypocrite, it makes you a human

Every year, I make a list of one hundred goals. 

And over the next twelve months, at least twenty of those goals fall by the wayside. Either because my priorities shifted or my plans changed or my projects shifted. 

It happens. Dreams come and go. And although there are tiny pangs of guilt, I try not to beat myself up too much. Because I trust that there will be more dreams. Better dreams. Bigger dreams. Waiting with baited breath for me to follow them. 

In fact, maybe that was the point the whole time. To flush all of those minor league dreams out of my system and make way for the big leagues. 

The point is, there’s a lot of freedom in letting go of a dream you don’t want anymore. No need to keep it on your list as a constant reminder of failure. The fact that you had it and chased it and shared it is victory enough. 

Besides, better to abandon a obsolete dream halfway down the pike than follow it past its expiration date. 

It doesn’t make you a hypocrite, it makes you a human. 


Which goal do you need to let go of?


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