You've heard of S.M.A.R.T. Goals right? Well, I call these D.U.M.B. Goals:
- D -- Don't ask for help of any kind ever, no matter how tough it gets.
- U -- Underestimate the level of personal commitment and sacrifice it's going to take to actually get there.
- M -- Make fuzzy plans. Never set a firm deadline. Always give yourself an "out" in case you have a bad day, or month, or year. Or heck why not: a bad decade.
- B -- Beat yourself up emotionally each time you fail.