Why Do You Need An Impossible Goal?

Last week, we discussed what makes a goal truly exciting. Is it really possible?

Why do you need an impossible goal?

If you want to have a totally different lifestyle, want to reach a scary new height in your business, you can’t simply do what you used to do and hope that will give you a dramatically different result.

You have to change how you think and try things you have never done before.

You have to create new routines and adopt new habits.

In short, you have to totally transform who you are in order to behave totally differently.

Only an impossible goal has that kind of power to trigger an identity shift!








When you’re standing at the bottom of the mountain as that “old” you, a goal seems impossibly high. And since most people only know the “old” you, they are blind to the new opportunities.

To achieve that seemingly impossible goal, imagine yourself as someone who has already accomplished it and see yourself as someone who considers such a goal to be “normal.”

When you make that important identity shift, you will easily adopt a new mindset and new habits as if your dream is already a reality.

When I dreamed about climbing Mount Everest, the excitement made me forget about the “impossible” part of the dream. On a daily basis, I only focused on what an Everest climber eats, trains, and thinks about.

That excitement made overcoming fear and procrastination easy.

Before I noticed, I transformed myself from a city girl to a mountaineer, and from there, a motivational speaker and coach.

The power of an impossible goal is not just in achieving something you are proud of, but in totally transforming who you are, elevating your energy to a level you never experienced before, and setting you on a trajectory of infinite possibilities.

What’s something you are dreaming of but people are telling you it’s impossible?

I believe you have the power in you. If you dare to dream it, you can achieve it!

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What Makes a Goal Truly Exciting

You have set and reached many goals in your life or your business, but how many of them you are truly excited about? Do you sometimes wonder, after you have achieved them, so what? You don’t feel that exhilarating excitement even though you feel the satisfaction of arriving at the next milestone.

What makes a goal truly exciting?

A truly exciting goal is one that transforms you or your business.

It’s not just one of the many milestones (yes, they are important too!), but one that when you look back, you can clearly say that’s a tipping point.

When you achieve a truly exciting goal, you marvel at your own power and are inspired to imagine even bigger and bolder dreams.

When you look back on a truly exciting goal, you’ll find that it always marks the beginning of a new path in your life or business.

So what does an exciting goal look like when you are just starting out?




It simply looks impossible!

You think it’s a fantasy. You honestly don’t even believe yourself that your dream can ever come true.

People around you laugh at you and think you are daydreaming.

People who care about you even try to discourage you: your current life is so comfortable, why risk it?

That’s exactly what I was going through almost 17 years ago when I started daydreaming about climbing Mount Everest.

As a city girl from Beijing who had no athletic background, I honestly thought that’s just a daydream.

Realistically, I was hoping such a lofty goal would at least motivate me to go to the gym regularly. ☺

At that time, I was working at a lucrative job in investment management as a new MBA graduate.

Coming from a traditional Chinese culture, I knew I was privileged to live an American dream.

To give that all up?

My parents were disappointed and upset with me, to put it lightly.

Fast forward, 10 years ago, days after I returned from the summit of Mount Everest, I still thought I was in my dream. I couldn’t believe I really did it.

That was the tipping point in my life.

I could never say any dream is impossible again!

Today, as a motivational speaker and coach, I’m excited about helping people reach their big bold dreams.

I believe you have the power in you. If you dare to dream it, you can achieve it!

What’s your big bold dream? Taking your business to a frightening new level? Starting a new direction in your life and career?

I just opened up 5 slots for a free Visioning and Goal Setting session.

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How to practice excitement everyday

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by social media? Everyone else seems to be having a good time, but you feel like there’s nothing to be excited about in your life?

Just read on, let me show you the excitement in your life that is worth celebrating!

What excites us the most, as I discovered from my years of climbing in remote locations, is not the summit itself, but the path we took, the difficulty we overcame, and the breakthrough we experienced.

Excitement we seek does not come from outside us. The beliefs we hold and the actions we take, as well as the personal growth we experience on this journey, all contribute to our excitement.

True excitement is an emotion that comes as a result our own actions. So you don’t have to wait for something outside to happen. You have full control of it!

And you don’t need to do something so dramatic like climbing Mount Everest to experience true excitement.

Start by looking for moments of excitement in daily life, and practice feeling excitement inside you.

For example, do something as a self love to yourself and add something beautiful to your life; or show some love to your neighbor or a stranger, brightening up the day of another person adds excitement to both sides.

Excitement is the most contagious feeling. Join a group of like-minded people and inspire each other!

Just a tiny action every day, you will learn to discover more excitement in your life, create more excitement for yourself and everyone around you, and you will feel more genuine excitement inside you!

If you are looking for inspirations for tiny steps you can take, check out my little guide..10 tiny steps!

10 Tiny Steps to Make Every Day More Exciting!

Many of the tips we’ve shared in the last few weeks, plus a lot more, are included in this beautiful, ready-to-print PDF. 
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