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The danger in setting impossible goals is that one would set a goal that is impossible in a discoraging way. That is why I think it is better to set variable goals, so the goal line is visible, but it runs away while you follow. Such a goal would be: 'I will run a mile %10 faster today'. Even if you do, the fact that you are setting yourself a goal to improve on your current performance will mean that you still have a target tomorow. In this case, you could apply the above rule, and say, perhaps, "I will cut my time in half over my earlier best".

RadRob - 10/15/2001

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