2,325 kilometers,1 goal: failure or success?
I set myself a goal to run a marathon in under 3-hours. That’s a really fast pace for an amateur runner. But I wanted to set myself a stretch goal, diligently train and see what would happen. Could it actually be accomplished? Could I do what I had believed was impossible for me to achieve? After I raced the marathon, how did I feel? Did it feel like failure or success?
Goals + Reflection
Setting goals is motivating, but it’s arbitrary. Self-reflection can help determine why we do the things we do. But it can lead to analysis paralysis. I discuss my own experience with goal setting and self-reflection, their benefits and shortcomings and if there is a right to for each.