How do we know?
The difference between what seems (to us, to society) to be reachable if occasionally unbelievable personal goals…
..versus physically, emotionally unreachable or at least currently unmanageable goals?
Our society loves setting goals, and loves those who reach them. So… its not surprising that it is not too easy to find general support for figuring out when you’ve reached momentarily too far… and how to gracefully forgive yourself and back down. If that is even appropriate.
What if we really do hit our limit in reaching for a stretch goal? What if we have underestimated the requirements, overestimated our abilities, but we still sit, too terrified to say we’ve rushed in too fast because, and we don’t know how to say. Oops. Maybe not now.
Besides, maybe, just maybe, we are just going through a normal scared patch. (How can we know?) Maybe, just maybe, we will be able to look back on this and say “whew… didn’t think I’d make it.. but I DID”.
But what if the panic and the physical and the internal responses threaten to unbalance everything? I mean … everything.
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