Originally Posted by elucidate
I hope you can see that the point I was trying to make is that what is a crappy goal for one person may be an awesome goal for someone in different circumstances...that's all.
I figured that was obvious.
I think others are challenging you on your statements here because they sense your resistance is coming from somewhere else and isn't really about the article. I certainly got that impression since you seemed to be projecting things into the article that weren't there and missing things that were. For example, you asked for an example of an awesome goal for me, which was pretty plainly given in the article.
So for whatever reason, the issue of crappy vs. awesome goals does seem to be a very big deal to you. Your posts suggest you're struggling to come to terms with the fact that your own goals are crappier than you'd like them to be. I figure that's why you're projecting an air of judgment coming from me, which I didn't put into the article. The article was intended to challenge you to make sure your goals are AWESOME for YOU.
You're giving us every indication that your current goals are not awesome, not by my standards but by your own. That's why people are calling you on things you've said that don't add up. This is a pattern I've seen hundreds of times before. It's a good thing because it means you're close to a breakthrough. I know it can feel uncomfortable at first, and it may feel like you're being judged, but you're reaching the point where you're going to raise your standards for yourself soon.
If you have awesome goals, you won't feel judged by me. It's when you don't fully believe your goals are awesome that you'll imagine there's judgment coming from me.