I’m a competitive person by nature and this flows through to my work, so when I have a target to achieve, I’m determined to hit it.

But there are times when that doesn’t happen and I don’t like it.

It doesn’t matter if the reasons were out of my control, I want to get there every single time.

But recently, I stumbled across this quote from Tom Hirshfield,

“If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.”

He’s right.

What’s the point in having a target that can be achieved even on your worst day?

Or without even trying?

Or by just turning up?

I should really want challenging targets.

Goals that are aspirational.

Mountain peaks that take effort to climb.

Success isn’t about having targets that are easy, it’s about having goals that are worth celebrating when they are achieved.