When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. - Confucius

It is indeed hard to tackle situations when we are going through a series of disappointments one after the other. Definitely, this weighs really heavy on our minds. This, in turn, gives negative thoughts and we tend to suffer deeply.

You should know that it is nothing other than our own self who can motivate us to do something. However, what you should actually do in such a situation is to change your steps of action.

A lot of people tend to compromise with their goals, but that’s not actually how you should do it. You should not change your goals just because you couldn’t achieve that particular target. Rather, you should try to analyze the areas where you went wrong. Try to find out the areas where you would need to work out.

Adjust the action steps. Instead of adjusting and altering your goals, try to find out your shortcomings and only after you have found them out, work upon them and try to improvise your skills.


Remember the fact that winners and losers have the same goals. It is just the way you look at it that makes all the difference. Both winners and losers have the same kind of objective but the ones who didn’t succeed are the ones who lacked the seriousness.

The adage is very similar to the way you perceive life. You must understand that there will be a lot of situations in life when you will not be able to meet the target despite being too close to it. There’s no point in feeling yourself with a lot of negativity.

You ought to understand that life happens, and you should focus on improving yourself every single day. Try to discard all the negative vibes from yourself and work on reaching out to that goal instead of settling for something that’s way lower than something that you had actually aspired for!

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