Goals! Goals! Goals! Everyone has them. If you don’t, in this rapidly revolving world? Then you must be alien. There’s literally no place for you. Why? Because you’ll lack a sense of direction and you’ll have no motivation. What will be the reason of you getting up everyday? What will you be working for? And what will push you through the day? What will you evaluate at the end of the day?
Now that we agree that most of us (if not everyone ) has goals, the pressing question is:
Are we supposed to accomplish all of them?
Personally, I don’t think so. I believe that goals are benchmarks. We set them for a soul purpose of giving us some sort of motivation for the day, month or year depending on what the goal is. They also teach us how to evaluate ourselves at the end. What have I achieved? If I did not achieve anything, what was the problem? What bumps and potholes did I meet along the way? Why wasn’t I able to go over them and succeed eventually? What were my shortcomings? You know those kind of questions.
80% or maybe 85% of the time, goals get us off our asses. They pull us off our seats, show us what direction we should be heading. 20% of the time, we find ourselves hitting some arbitrary benchmark. We fail sometimes. We get discouraged and retrieve the pursuit. Sometimes we even stop setting them because we tend to stop believing in ourselves. The whole process is so lethal. But we try again and again. The value of it lies upon failing and trying. It’s a trial and error process. And more often than not, when we err, we get motivation to do it over and over until we get it right (or is it just me?). The value doesn’t lie in achieving. That’s my opinion, what’s yours?