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which led to the aha! moment that I was waiting on for such a long time. J: So it seems like you really set yourself up for success. Because you are successful, I have to ask: Do you set goals for yourself? A: Of course I set goals. I feel like most people do set goals, even if they are not aware of it. I mean, setting an alarm to wake up in the morning could realistically be a set goal. You plan to wake up at a certain time, you act on this plan with an alarm, and then you sleep so you can meet this goal of waking up. Once you wake up, you have completed a goal. J: I have never really thought of setting goals like that, so that’s really cool. So, obviously you set goals. Why do you think that setting goals for us is important for the future? A: A lot of times setting goals can hold us accountable. Instead of just saying you’re going to do something, by writing it down, it solidifies the hope you have for yourself. Just saying that you will do something is very loose-ended and unreliable. If you say something, write it down, and make a plan to achieve it, it encourages accountability and a good work ethic, if that makes any sense. J: No, I get that for sure. So, for you, what is involved in setting a long-term goal? A: I have always made reasonable and simple goals. My ability to set insignificant, but achievable goals was critical in laying the foundation for by future. Setting easily attainable goals helped in building the habit of proper goal making and gave me a sense of validation and accomplishment upon the completion of each of these smaller goals. I get it…how frightening and impossible it might seem to start to create and accomplish such an advanced goal. And that is an okay feeling to have, but you have to be willing to create a large chain of goals, which will ultimately make the main professional goal attainable. Think of it like this, and let me know if I am saying too much (laughs) so a person does not just wake up one day and decide to run a marathon because the amount of goal setting and work it takes to accomplish a feat like this is huge. Instead, they practice running shorter lengths until they can run a full 26.2 miles. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of running a full marathon, there has to be some form of
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Jaclyn Coleman progression. You have to start with smaller goals, which will feed into one another, in order to be able to inch towards the success and completion of the overall goal. No one becomes a champion overnight, there is hard work leading to accomplishment in all situations. J: Wow, okay. I am kind-of speechless with how you worded that. I completely agree, I never thought to see it like that. Wow I can’t believe the answer you just gave me. You should write a book or something, but on this same topic I want to ask one more question.
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