All the wimps in life go along, to get along, and make tons of goals they will never achieve, first of all, real men achieve all their goals.
There is an overwhelming amount of social pressure to set goals. I suspect the secret to an unhappy life is embodied in dreams, goals, and wishes that never come true. Personally, when I was about 28 years old, a light shined into my brain, and said,
"Andy, all goals NEED to be achieved, or don't make them."
The best way to achieve all your daily goals is to have only one, and if pushed, go for zero, only fools make unachievable demands of themselves, and lying to yourself is always a no no.
"Oops, I think I will lie to myself, that will make my day."
Common sense says to me, I am happier when I complete one goal, then when I am working on 10 at the same time. As the years past by, I have stopped with all the goals, and just work at it, and work at it, and one day I am finished, not before, not after, but when I am finished. I like doing something, about anything, just doing something is good. OK, I have sort of a goal, that I never break, my goal is to never say again in my life,
"I am too busy."
Every time I hear a friend say that to me, I want to scream.
"Listen up, and do less."
It is time to:
"Grow up," and
"Shut up," and because every time you tell me your are too busy, I am absolutely sure you are insane.
How does one get to age 30, then 40, then 50, and 60, then 70, and fail to learn what you can do in one day, with time left over for an ice cream cone, a movie, and time with friends and family.
Or are you too busy for friends and family... I get it, you do not love them, so you stay busy, it is your excuse. Try to work on your nothings today.
Do not make goals, and you will be a happier, it is a rather dysfunctional world tha believes in doing things that don't function.
LOL - I know it, you are too busy to think about this.
Clint Eastwood can explain in simple terms:
I agree. I ask myself who is better off the person walking into the bar with $20. in his pocket or myself with a job and all of my possessions and commitments? Why am I continuing on this path most feel I am successful but where am I heading.
Great post Andy. I have been and at times still guilty as charged. I discovered the great American philosopher Henry David Thoreau late in life. Just as well when I was young I would have not understood.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau
Keep up the good work, Tom the Okie