Why is it important to set goals?
Without a goal we don’t have anything to aim for. This was my problem and the source in many ways for my nervous breakdown. It’s why we can become so dissatisfied and unhappy. We need goals as carrots to dangle in front of us, targets to pursue and go after.
A fulfilled life is also an intentional life, rather than just drifting through. Otherwise what is the goal? Retirement? It is really sad and depressing to think that retirement is a goal.
That we live our lives just so we can see out our years in a rocking chair. We are meant for so much more and we have gifts, talents, and abilities that need to be used. If our focus is to just ‘take it easy’ then they are in danger of going to waste.
Focussing and Finishing
If we’re all honest most of us struggle to maintain focus and acheive goals, especially once the early excitement wears off. What would you say are the three main hurdles to people maintaining the pursuit of their goals:
Tells us we’re going to fail from the get go. Or that our goals are not noble, worthy, or attainable.
2. Not Getting Enough Encouragement
If we’re alone with our fears then we’ll never be able to do it. There is not much hope in that picture.
3. Lack Community
It’s really difficult for introverts and those who have been hurt to go and pursue community, but we need it if we want to finish projects. We need others around us. A writer needs a great editor, a designer, and a team of people to support and share your work. A writer being one of the most isolationist roles – you definitely need community around you.
This is taken from an interview I did with Jim Woods about finding your Work-Life-Creative Balance as a Gentle Soul, and Overcoming Fear to Accomplish Your Goals.
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