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Why should my fitness goals be aggressive?

Sometimes you have to swing for the home run. If your fitness goal is to increase your strength and you know that you can lift twenty pounds without any real effort, then your goal should be to lift eighty pounds.

Creating goals you can achieve is important, but if you don't push yourself, you might not know what you can really accomplish. Remember that our limits are created by our fears, uncertainties, and doubts, all of which are created from our thoughts. We have the power to control fear, uncertainty, and doubt -- or FUD. This does not mean that you should set goals beyond your ability. If you've never run a marathon, your goal shouldn't be to shatter the world record when running it. Instead, determine what you feel your best effort is, and then set your goal to reach beyond it. Don't sell yourself short!

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