Unrealistic targets for you and your life and how to identify them
I am going to make you thin/happy/attractive/rich/fulfilled/successful with my magical words and slightly condescending tone in this post. I will take your miserable life and compare it to my incredible existence and point out all the areas in which I have succeeded while giving vague hints at what you need to do to be a better person. I will use phrases like ‘just be yourself’ and ‘dare to dream’ and it will be your fault if you are not happy at the end of this post. I may even deliver some pseudoscience and back it up with facts that have shaky foundations at best. I will then appear on your favourite TV show and expound my intelligence while telling the world that everyone can do it if you just BELIEVE! Everyone except you. I’m not sure you are up to the task of making changes in your life. You may actually be beyond the point of being helped.
Or then again, maybe you are taking it all too seriously. Maybe making improvements in your life and career is easier than you think. Maybe, you are not as stuck as you think you are. Maybe, just maybe you need to pull back from the idea of reaching for some abstract version of happiness, this incredible life that’s just waiting out there somewhere and start with something much more straightforward, simple and achievable. Rocket science. Just kidding. Organic chemistry. I don’t even know what that is.
Take it one day at a time, be 1% better than you were yesterday. Enjoy the journey because the hard work is the reward you are looking for.
‘Follow your dreams’