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Why You Must Make It Your Goal

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
1 min read

What Happens When It’s Not Your Goal

There is a scene from Forrest Gump, where he decides to go on a very long run. 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours to be exact.

During that time, many people started following him and when he decides to stop running and go home, one of those people yelled out, “now what are we supposed to do?”

That’s exactly what will happen when you work on someone else’s goal.

Why Make It Yours

When it is your goal, you are responsible for it. Being responsible means bearing the consequences of whether you succeed or fail. When you achieved the goal, it is your credit. And if you don’t, it is entirely your own doing. There’s no blaming others.

Additionally, being responsible means you are response-able. Don’t blame the environment, event, or worse another person for your inability to achieve the goal.

Because it is your goal, you must be in control.

Your Turn…

Action: check your goals to see if these are really your goals or are these goals someone else’s goals?

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.