One of the examples that sticks in my mind that illustrates this so well is this:
Originally Posted by Steele
A person has a goal of being healthy, but realistically they have a chronic disease and are getting regular disability checks. The disease is treatable. So yes getting healthy as a goal does exist, yes it might be possible for them, but the last 2 questions are the kickers. Is it right for me explores what behaviors they have that may have contributed to the disease and the last one, can I accept it? goes right to the heart of if you are healthy you will no longer get a disability check so you won't have that income. So in the example the person can't accept the results of the goal so makes sure it never happens. Often it's the what happens after you gain the goal that you haven't accounted for that is the reason you can't reach the goal.
Sorry the above is so convoluted, I remember the example, it took several pages of breaking down the questions and applying them and I am paraphrasing but it really stuck with me.
I apply this in my own life in that if I have a goal of something, a project on someday/maybe I really need to be clear about the outcome and that I really want it and can achieve it or I'll never make it happen.
We have to really understand the consequences of our actions and be comfortable with them or we will never acheive what we want to do.
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