SETTING UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
Setting and accomplishing goals is vitally important for anyone looking to improve themselves and gain a strong sense of confidence. But this needs to be done with caution. Giving yourself ambitious and unrealistic goals—whether in your career, relationships, or health—is likely to set you up for failure and disappointment.
“For example, losing 50 pounds in two months is not only very difficult but very unhealthy,” says Bodybuilding.com TEAM athlete Katie Chung Hua. “When we aren’t reaching our goals we tend to lose motivation and self-confidence. Setting short term goals is the best. You feel that satisfaction of achievement and keeps you motivated to move forward.”