Why I want you to fail at your goals

road through mountains For some reason we have this mindset that goals are designed for us to achieve them. But what if the greatest thing about goals did not come from completing them?

“You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.” ― Jim Rohn

Isn’t the greatest result from the goal setting process becoming a better version of ourselves? The new creation we become as we work on achieving each goal we set before ourselves? For example, almost everyone wants more money.


What if you set a goal to make six figures next year?


You have to change the person you are to become the person that earns six figures. You would have to become a better person to earn 500k. Therefore, what if you set your financial goal for $500,000? Yes, one half of a million dollars! On the way to half a million dollars, you would have to become a $100,000 dollar person. I want to encourage you to set ridiculously and crazy high goals.

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” ― James Cameron

For some reason, I believe that if you are truly committed and you show up each and every day to work on your #1 goal you would achieve a minimum of 20% of it. If you set your sights on an income of $500,000 then I would expect you to end up with over $100,000 in income. Remember, you have to show up and work consistently on this goal, but you would end up earning between 100k to 500k.

I’ll never forget a story from T. Harv Eker’s book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. He met a guy at his conference who had earned $500,000 a year consistently for about seven years. Eker asked him “why he wasn’t earning $2 million a year” and “why he was “stuck” at half a million.” After attending his three day Millionaire Mind course, the guy sent Eker an email. “The program was incredible but I made a mistake. I only reset my money blueprint to earn the $2 million a year as we discussed. I’m already there, so I’m attending the course again to reset it for earning $10 million a year.” Your mindset is killing your future. What if you only accomplished 20% of your goal? I have faith that you will do so much more, but at a minimum 20% could be life changing. Seriously, couldn’t you achieve 1/5th of what you set out to do? Are you willing to set out to conquer truly audacious goals?

“Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.” ― Jim Rohn


I have to comment on this post… As I was typing it, I realized that my fitness goals were not big enough. I don’t have much faith in my fitness goals. However, I knew I had to get audacious after working on this post. I actually stopped writing and sent a text to my friend and running guru @dizruns. He suggested I check out the Celebration Half Marathon. I immediately signed up and will be running my first half on Jan 31st. I had set my sights onto the 5k distance, but now I’m setting a much more audacious goal. FYI – a 5k is about 23% of a half marathon!

I want you to become a better person and I want you to start failing at your goals to do just that.

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” ― Michael Korda

Catalyst John   If you want to talk about your goals, schedule a phone call at http://catalystjohn.com/call Thanks to @BrendaMMcGraw for suggesting I write this post.