The Endless Pursuit: Escaping the Trap of Chasing Targets

Feb 21, 2024
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Do you ever feel like your goals are a never-ending chase? That no matter how much progress you make, there's always another target just out of reach? If so, you're not alone.

Symptoms of "Kicking the Can Down the Road"

Imagine working tirelessly toward a goal, only to reach it and realize it's not enough. You set your sights on the next milestone, telling yourself, "I'll be good enough when..." This constant shifting of the goalposts creates a never-ending cycle of striving without satisfaction. Perhaps you've experienced this yourself, constantly moving from one achievement to the next without pausing to celebrate or evaluate your progress.

Pitfalls of Moving Target Syndrome

The problem with constantly chasing targets is that it robs you of the opportunity to acknowledge your accomplishments and learn from your experiences. Instead of celebrating your successes, you're left feeling perpetually unsatisfied, always seeking the next validation or milestone. This relentless pursuit can lead to burnout and disillusionment, leaving you feeling exhausted and unfulfilled.

What Are You Actually Chasing?

Underlying the endless pursuit of targets is often a deep-seated belief that you, or your efforts, are not good enough; or that "true" success is always just out of reach. This belief manifests in two common forms: chasing worthiness and chasing belief. Chasing worthiness shows up as a never-ending quest for validation, while chasing belief manifests as conditional statements like, "If I achieve X, then I'll believe I'm successful." The truth is, you are already whole and complete, regardless of your achievements or circumstances. There's nothing external that you need to chase to prove your worthiness.

Creating What You Need Ahead of Time

Rather than chasing external validation or conditional beliefs, focus on cultivating a sense of worthiness and belief in yourself from within. Recognize that you are already 100% worthy and complete, and that you have the power to believe in yourself and your abilities at all stages of your journey. By adopting beliefs that serve you and your goals, you can enjoy the process of achievement without constantly seeking validation or approval from external sources. These things become icing on the cake!  

Embracing Worthiness and Belief

My goal is for you to set and reach targets from a place of complete worthiness and belief in yourself, not in search of it. Recognize that you are already whole and complete, and that you have the power to believe in your capability and possibility. Use this belief to lift yourself up toward your goals, enjoying not just what you achieve, but how and who you become in the process. With this mindset, there's no need for chasing targets – you are already worthy, capable, and complete.


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