Goals unleash the unlimited power in life
The way we usually know, we have set the right goal is when it seems impossible but at the same time it is giving us a sense of crazed excitement just to think about the possibility of achieving it. In order to truly find that inspiration and achieve those impossible goals, we must suspend our belief system about what we are capable of achieving
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The story of famous footballer O.J.Simpson's is a story of Grit and commitment. Simpson fought all odds to become a record holder player by his sheer grit and perseverance. He broke all records of football legend Jim Brown despite his physical disability and only by setting impossible Goals that inspired him.
When we first set large goals, they may seem impossible to achieve. But the most important key to goal setting is to find a goal big enough to inspire you, something that will cause you to unleash your power. The way we usually know, we have set the right goal is when it seems impossible but at the same time it is giving us a sense of crazed excitement just to think about the possibility of achieving it. In order to truly find that inspiration and achieve those impossible goals, we must suspend our belief system about what we are capable of achieving.
I will never forget the true story of a young boy born into poverty in a run down section of San-Fransisco and how his goals seem impossible to everyone accept him. This young man was a fan of football legend Jim Brown, then the running back for the Cleveland browns. Inspite of the fact that this boy was crippled by rickets he had endured as a result of malnutrition, and at the age of six his legs had become permanently bowed and his calves so atrophied that his nick name was "Pencil Legs" he set a goal to one day become a star running back like his hero. He had no money to attend football games, so whenever the browns played the 49ers he would wait outside the stadium until the maintenance crew opened the gate late in the fourth quarter. He would then hobble into the stadium and soak up the balance of the game.
Finally, at the age of 13, the boy had encountered he had dreamed of his whole life. He walked into ice cream parlour after a 49ers game against the browns, and whom should he see but his long time idol! he approached the foot ball star and said, " Mr.Brown, I am your biggest fan! " Graciously Brown thanked him. The young boy persisted. "Mr. Brown, you know what ?" Brown turned to him again and said, "What is it son? the young boy said, " I know every record you have ever set, every touch-down you have ever scored!" Jim Brown smiled and said, "That is great" and returned to his conversation. The young man persisted Mr. Brown! Mr.Brown! turned to him yet again. This time the young man stared deep into his eyes with a passion so intense Brown could feel it and said, " Mr. Brown, One day I am going to break everyone of your records!"
The football legend smile and said, " That is great, kid. What is your name? " The boy grinned from ear to ear said, " Orenthal, Sir". Orenthal James Simpson...... My friends call me O.J."
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
O.J.Simpson did indeed go on to break all of Jim Brown's records and set some new ones of his own! how do Goals create this incredible power to shape destiny? how can they take a young boy afflicted with rickets and allow him to become a legend? Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible - the foundation for all success in life.
Disclaimer: This article was originally published on HappyHo and is republished here with permission.
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