All my life I kept on setting goals. Some of them I never reached (dunking a basketball...or completing my star wars trading card set ^^) but the ones I "really" wanted I somehow managed to reach with a lot of hard work and I learned that unreachable goals become reachable over time.
So never be scared of setting big goals. Of course you won't get it for free but motivation,dedication and hard work will get you there. One of my favorite quotes is from Carnegie Melon Professor Randy Pausch. (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008)
"The best of the gold's at the bottom of barrels of crap"
You can apply that to everything you want to accomplish.
At the end of last year I reached another small goal I set for myself. Nothing major but it made me feel good! ^^
And believe me it was a huge pile of barrels full of crap I had to dig through.
Maybe some of you guys remember this little animation I made a year ago. One of my passions is breakdancing...I'm not really good at it but it's really fun! My new year's resolution for 2010 was to master the windmill.
I started practicing really hard 5 days a week almost throughout the entire year. I didn't quite get to mastering the windmill yet but at least I got close....give it a couple more months and I think I get it. I'm satisfied for now and will keep polishing it this year.
What next you say?
I'll try to be able to do no-handed windmills by the end of the year. I hope I can post a video again.