I don't know many people who think that setting goals is a bad idea. Having something to aim at hopefully inspires us to become better people. The truth, however, is that we won't always reach what we are striving for. Sometimes we will fall short of our desired objective and will need to reevaluate our goals.
When we discover that something is idealistic but not realistic, what do we do?
- Give up.
- Change our ideals.
- Figure out a way to get closer to our ideal even if it's not 100% attainable.
- Diminish our values so that we can say it worked.
- Make adjustments while continuing to strive forward.
The correct answer might seem obvious, but it really depends on our level of maturity, our willingness to persevere, and our committed passion to the goal.