Once in a while, set a goal that absolutely terrifies you.
If you reach every goal you set, you aren’t setting the right kind of goals. Some people think that writing out a “to do” list every few days qualifies as goal setting. Sorry, that just doesn’t cut it. A “to do” list is more like a series of duties–things you need to get done just to keep up with life.
By contrast, a goal is something that adds to your life by stretching you to accomplish something you didn’t think you could do. Reaching goals takes time, and some goals require a lifetime to reach. If you’ve never set a goal that brings fear into your heart, you are missing out on one of the great joys of life.
A terrifying goal doesn’t have to be dangerous (in fact, for liability purposes, I want to go on record as saying that it shouldn’t be dangerous). But it should stretch you so far that you wonder how you will ever reach it.
So we make it our goal to please him. 2 Corinthians 5:9