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On Setting Goals

June 18, 2020

You set goals to accomplish something, to make life more interesting, to share to the world about your lifestyle change; your social experiment.

You know that life gets in the way, attitudes change, and distractions appear and reappear. What you said would be the most important transformation in your life is put on hold. Again. You have convinced yourself that you still have half a year to hit your target, but that’s just another life lie.

Your goals are now beneath you. You tell yourself, “well, there’s always next year.”

You’ve decided, “to hell with goals!”. You have liberated yourself. Now you can focus your time and attention on much more important matters. You are in total control of your start. It could be today, it could be tomorrow. It doesn’t really matter because you’ve taken out the timeline.

Then the day arrives. For no particular reason you have this sudden urge. You decide the time is NOW. Along with this new behavior is the freedom from distraction and the freedom of a timeline. You’re doing exactly what you have been putting off this whole time.

You understand now that setting goals, plans, milestones does not help your progression, but prolongs it! So it’s either you do it now, or you never do it.