By Casey Grey
I have a bad habit...
I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew.
I put more food on my plate than I need to eat.
I take on more responsibilities than I "should".
I put more tasks on my plate than I have time for in a day.
I set my goals higher than I usually hit.
I always believe I can do more.
Is that a "bad" habit or is it making me better?
Okay maybe more food than I need could be a bad habit...
For the other items though, is it bad to be striving for more?
Let's say I was at the gym and I set my goal to do 10 reps because I knew I could do it. I would feel good when I hit 10 because I accomplished my goal.
But what if I set my goal at 25? I likely won't hit 25 but I may get to 15. That's a lot better than 10 but I didn't accomplish my goal.
It hurts my ego but makes me stronger.
I'm not sure which option is better, however, I do know we all have more potential within us. We just need to figure out how to release it.
Remember, as Henry Ford was quoted saying:
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."