Life is too short to be driven by goals alone. Live with purpose. Goals keep us focused on things that haven’t happened, while purpose keeps us focused on what’s happening right now.
When we become too focused on drafting and following detailed plans in order to reach specific goals we turn life into a system of achievement, rather than a moment to moment experience.
And when we have too many goals we give ourselves too many targets to focus on and are less likely to hit the most important ones. Many of the most important things in life are not things that can be planned, measured, or achieved anyway.
Many people have achieved their goals but still feel empty. While many others have set no goals, but lived a full meaningful life.
Goals are not a bad thing, they’re just not necessary. Follow your purpose, goals or no goals. Purpose is not out there somewhere. Purpose is right here, right now, in this moment.