This happens to me all the time...
I start off thinking that I am going to aim for something out of reach, so I aim for something lower...and I get it.
Do you know what else I get? I get that this has got to stop. If we want more from ourselves, from our lives, our relationships...we have to aim higher.
I am not saying we have to go out and find new mates or change our identities or anything like that...What I AM saying is that we have to start setting the bar higher!
For me, it has always been easy to quit when things got tough. I figured, "It doesn't really matter. If I quit it doesn't hurt anyone." But the fact is, it did hurt someone...it hurt me. Quitting became a pattern and a way of life. A way of life that I simply accepted because it was easier to not make waves, to not fulfill my dreams and to simply sit on the sidelines and watch as others determined the course of my life. (If you aren't in charge of your life, then someone else is!)
It got to the point where I would aim for the stars and hit headlights because I was too afraid to see what might be up higher. The worst thing was that I accepted this.
We don't have to accept the mundane and mediocre. I like the quote that says something like, "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
I am taking this to my weight loss goals along with other goals in my life. I am tired to accepting less because I am afraid of hitting my mark. I am aiming for what I want and will work until I get it. I want to lose another 60 pounds and I will not stop until I have met that goal. It is not an unreasonable goal.
What goals are you working on? Don't aim low and reach it, but aim high and land among the stars!