We don’t seriously expect to achieve our goals, do we?
I wanted to read 100 books this year. No real reason. I just wanted to do it. So far this year I have read 80 books. I will probably read 2 or 3 more before the end of the year. Not bad, but nowhere near the goal! Last year I was trying to read 81 book — 9 in each of 9 categories. I managed to read 70. So have these last two years been failures? Should I set more reasonable goals for next year in hopes of meeting them?
I really think that I am going to set a goal of 111 books for next year. Goals are just out there for us to aspire to, to work towards. While I don’t seem to meet my goals in the year I set them for, I seem to be on a roll to surpass them the following year. At some point in time that won’t work, but until then, I am going to give it a shot!