You might consider yourself a wise person as you don’t take risks in life.
But, when your goals are too small, you undervalue yourself. It shows you’re insecure and don’t know how great you can be.
Of course, you don’t have to be a crazy risk-taker but underestimating yourself won’t help either.
8 Signs You Aim Too Low In Life
Having confidence in yourself is crucial for setting higher goals in life.
A person who sets goals lower than their capabilities shows that he does not believe he is good enough.
Whether it’s due to past failure, the habit of being in comfort, or a negative outlook, that can prevent you from having a bigger goal in life.
You don’t have to be perfect when setting goals; you just have to make sure they are high enough to make you feel that you are growing as a person.
And when your current goals don’t feel motivating, your goals aren’t high enough.
1. You’re not excited about working for such goals.
The purpose of having goals is to keep you focused on the process.
Whether it’s excitement or a challenge to do something new, having big goals are essential.
While small goals add no excitement to working and life.
You already believe it’s easy to achieve them; you see no fun there.
2. Your life feels the same even when you have goals.
It’s good that you have some goals in life. The bad thing is that such goals are too small.
You have ‘goals enough’ to point out that at least you’re working on something. But you’re not getting anything out of it.
Well, it’s not like your efforts are going nowhere.
But because you’re doing what you used to do so far, you continue to remain in the same place.
No change in your lifestyle or routine means your goals aren’t high enough.
Check other: Signs You’re Not An Ambitious Person
3. You’re not learning enough or working on yourself.
Because there’s nothing new to do, you don’t do anything outstanding or challenging.
Following the goals in life is a daily process of learning through experiences.
With higher goals, people are eager to learn new things and try new things constantly.
It’s the desire to be more and to do more that motivates them to do their best.
Here you’re not interested in learning enough but rather do the regular things in your limit.
4. You are not afraid of failure or not achieving your goals.
Sometimes, the fear of failure can be a motivation to keep working at your best.
There’s always a risk in taking on challenges. And, the feeling that your goals are higher help you work at your full strength.
Because there’s fear like what if you failed.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to you should think with a heart over head to bypass any fear.
Right now, though, you aren’t afraid of such things since you’re too comfortable with small goals.
Clearly, you aren’t serious or focused on your goals as you should be.
Because you have nothing to lose here, as your goals are too small.
5. You don’t feel like you’re improving as a person.
What’s the purpose of having goals that don’t help you become a better version of yourself?
Your work has been going on for a long time and maybe you’ve already achieved your life goals.
However, when you look at yourself from last year, nothing has changed.
You’re the same person you used to be back in five or ten years, that also means you’re stuck in the wrong field.
It shows that your ability to think and see things haven’t changed.
This is a sign that your goals aren’t high, which could give you a new perspective.
Check other: Signs You Are Changing For The Better
6. You’re pursuing goals that someone told you to set.
When you aren’t sure about your life goals, it means you’re following someone else.
It’s important to recognize that everyone thinks, views, and works differently.
You should learn from others’ experiences and follow their advice.
When you follow someone else’s goals, instead of checking what you want, that proves you don’t value yourself and you aim too low.
7. You don’t want to leave your comfort zone.
Well, it’s evident that you are setting small goals for yourself.
There could be any reason why you don’t want to think big or set higher goals.
Mainly because you are too comfortable being average. If so, then you prefer to have small goals than following the hard ones.
It’s the big goals that make you uncomfortable and you don’t want to do extra work.
As, you don’t see big goals as a chance to improve life, but as more work to do.
8. You still don’t have any idea what your passion is.
You might think you’ve already found your passion. In fact, you aren’t.
This is because the passion itself motivates the person to take on any challenge and do more of it.
While here, you don’t seem ready for heavy lifting.
Of course, you put your time and focus into it. But when it’s getting harder, you avoid it.
Passionate people, however, don’t hesitate to push the boundaries and go the extra mile for what they truly believe in.
Here, you just want to do the bare minimum because you’re not truly committed.
Check other: Signs You Aren’t Happy With Your Life
Why You Shouldn’t Have Small Goals In Life?
Most people think that aiming high is risky. But in the time we live in, it’s scarier to have a small goal.
Big goals are not risky but rather challenges that keep you motivated every day.
When your goals are too small, you have the risk to remain average forever.
And, that’s hurtful because there are so many things you can do in your life.
That further leaves you with nothing but regretting wasting your energies and time doing nothing great, when you had a chance.
Now if you notice from the above signs that you aim too low in life, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to live your life as average or to take on challenges and achieve your fullest potential.
You have a chance to make a wise choice, now.
With a strong belief in universal signs and positivity, Ketan P. started ‘Signs You Are‘ to shed light on the daily signals we miss. Every article on this site reflects his experiences, learning, and reflections over the years.