Why You Have Goals All Wrong

Cole Caccamise

Feb 11, 2024

Self-Development

Self-Development

Self-Development

When most people set goals, they say things like “I want to make $10K a month in 90 days” or “I want to get ripped in a year”.

For the last 12 months, I’ve believed heavily in time-based goals that are backed by action.

Any time I set out to accomplish something I had a sub-goal for the inputs required to get there.

I was watching two videos from ​Charlie Morgan​ and ​Alex Hormozi​ that made me rethink my entire philosophy.

Keep the latter half of the goal, but discard the timeframe.

In general, a specific amount of time is irrelevant.

You either do one of two things:

  1. become overly ambitious

  2. become overly pessimistic

Let’s say for example you’re currently making $5K a month and you want to reach $10K in a year.

This could be #1, simply not enough time to get there no matter how hard you try.

This would make you feel like a failure even though you’re taking the action necessary to follow the path.

It could also be #2, you could get there in 6 months if you were focused enough, but because you set a year timeframe you procrastinate to put in sufficient effort until your deadline inches closer.

Instead of attaching a timeframe, simply ask yourself the question “What actions would I have to take to make it unreasonable I don’t reach my goal, eventually”?

“The work becomes the goal” — Alex Hormozi

The truth is, if you haven’t already achieved what you desire, you don’t deserve it, yet.

And that's okay.

The goal transmutes into becoming “worthy” of achieving it.

This is done by taking action daily that tips the scale of worthiness in your favor.

I set a goal to be making $9000 from my creator business by August, but I’m now leaning towards simply focusing on becoming the type of person who can make $9000 a month.

I am a success if I am making progress, not if I reach an arbitrary income goal in an arbitrary amount of time.

Things I’ve been working on

This week I upgraded my PC rig to take full advantage of the new 4K 240hz OLED monitor I got in for review. Every game I tried looks gorgeous and runs great.

Have a great week.

Cole

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