You Know Yourself Better Than Anyone Else: How to Set Your Goals

I’ve recently written an article about being yourself, and the implications of doing so, I delved deep into an analysis of what that really means. This post is, in a way, a followup to that post, so I would recommend you to check that out first: Be Yourself, But Define Yourself.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

If you’ve read my previous article, you’ll know that I firmly believe that it’s essential to understand that only you’re able to define your limits, and that it is NOT a far-fetched lie to say that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Long story short, it’s important to define yourself and then, be yourself. However, there is a daunting problem that arises if we follow that advice… Just… How do we even define ourselves?

Before we get into existential questions, let’s simplify the question. In essence, we’re trying to find a way to find our purpose, and define our goals, because that’s what defines us as people in the first place; Aspirations, hopes, dreams, etc. That being said, there is one constant that is always true, no matter the person, and that constant is that we know ourselves more than others do. It may not always seem that way, but the reality is that we‘re the ones that make the last call on any decision we as people make.

There is no easy method to determine your goals and be certain that you’re ready to commit your entire being to them without fault. This is just a truth, however, people still achieve great things right? Here’s the secret:

They know themselves enough to be confident.

The solution is confidence, you, who is reading this blog post right here, right now, know yourself more than anyone else. And I know for a FACT that you know what you want to achieve, we’ve all got dreams and goals. With honesty, perseverance, consistency and pure sweat and blood, you CAN achieve those dreams. The trick is just to do it.

Don’t be afraid to fail, failure is the absolute best method to learn, and of course, you’ve got to take the first step, after taking that commitment, you’ll know what you’re doing. If you’re ready to take that first step and jump straight into achieving your goals, check out my previous blog post: Take the First Step

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