Setting goals to strive for is often such that some things may be beyond your ability to accomplish, but that does not mean that you must give up all of your pursuits.
A person who has an ideal must also have the perseverance to achieve it so that nothing can be left to chance. Let's look at the perseverance of American explorer John Goddard, who set 127 goals in his life and has now achieved 106 of them. As far back as forty-four years ago, John Goddard made a list of the great things he wanted to do in his life. He was just a kid in a suburb of Los Angeles who had never seen the world before. He named the list "Life's Work". Listed on the table: "to the Nile, Amazon and Congo River expedition; climb Mount Everest (Everest), Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Methuen; read Shakespeare, Plato and Aristotle's works; compose a music; write a book; visit every country in the world; get married and have children; visit the moon, and so on. " Each item is numbered, for a total of 127 goals.
He explained: "I wrote that list because at the age of 15 I had a clear understanding of my own poor experience. I was immature, but I had the same potential as everyone else, and I wanted to do something. I was extremely interested in everything - travel, medicine, music, literature ...... I wanted to do it all, and I wanted to encourage others. So I developed that grand blueprint, and with a goal in mind, I feel like I have something to do every minute of every day. I also knew that people around me tend to stick to the rules, they never take risks, never dare to challenge themselves in any way. I was determined not to go down that road. Goddard's journey to achieve his goals has included eighteen life-changing experiences. He recalls, "These experiences taught me to appreciate life a hundredfold and to try anything I could do. People often live their whole lives without ever showing great courage, strength and stamina, but I found that when you get to the point where you're going to be finished anyway, you suddenly have amazing strength and control that you never dreamed you had in you. When you have experienced this, you will feel that your soul has ascended to another realm.
He points out that just about everyone has their own goals and dreams, but not everyone strives to achieve them. Goddard's attitude toward the pursuit of his dreams is extremely valuable. He once said, "'A lifetime of ambition' was set when I was very young, and it reflected the aspirations of a teenager, of which there were certainly things I no longer wanted to do, like climbing Everest. It is often the case with setting goals to strive for; some things may be out of your reach and cannot be accomplished, but that does not mean that you must give up on the whole pursuit. It pays to take a fresh look at your life and ask yourself the following question. If I only had one more year to live, what would I be doing?"
If you ask a random person: What do you want to do? He will answer with a long list of things he wants to do. Then ask him why not do it. He will list a long list of reasons not to do, or said there is no time, even if he has nothing to do all day. It is not difficult for people to have a dream, but it is difficult to be brave enough to realize it, and the dream is actually not out of reach, but people are intimidated by the difficulties they create before they act.