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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun

Goals Aren't An Escape From Pain

Don’t make this mistake when goal setting:

Many times we set goals to run away from something.

‘When I lose 20 pounds I’ll finally be happy with myself’

‘Once I get shredded and huge, nobody will bug me’

‘I’ll go to college and prove that I’m not a failure’

When you set goals as a way to run away from pain, the more stuck you will remain long

term–not able to truly obtain that inner peace.

This leads to two options:

- You don’t reach your goal which only solidifies your inadequacy

- You accomplish your goals but don’t take satisfaction in it and that inner voice finds

something different to torment you with

You have to stop changing the circumstances in order to create happiness and start by

changing yourself.

Healing isn’t accomplished by escaping pain.

Healing is obtained when we learn to love ourselves:

-as we are


-for the long haul

-without judgement

-through the pain

The more you love yourself, the less you correlate self worth to accomplishing your goals.

Goals aren’t an escape from our fears, they are about accomplishing things in line with our


That is FREEDOM!

Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978

About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.

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