This is sort of a New Year's post, call it semi-New Yearish...
I go back and forth a lot between whether I think it's good for guys to set reasonable or unreasonable goals.
The basic discussion comes down to this:
With reasonable goals you are MUCH MUCH more likely to achieve and therefore feel better about yourself and improve your life.
With unreasonable goals you have a MUCH MUCH MUCH worse chance of achieving these goals, however they may help you to reach higher than you would have with more reasonable goals.
So what's a guy to do?
Personally I only set realistic goals at this point of my life. It's fun to sit around and think of all these amazing situations but IME you just end getting pissed off because you won't be able to achieve the goal easily and most people (myself included) don't have the perseverance necessary to keep going through failure after failure after failure.
So my final official take is this:
If you're going to set goals, be realistic. It is not relaistic to think you will go from NEVER talking to girls to getting 4 Same Night Lays a month in 3 months. It is not realistic to expect yourself to be trying to get laid during your first few approaches etc.
The more realistic your goals are the higher the chances that you will make actual progress towards them and improve your life. Unrealistic goals have another name I like to call them; fantasies.