first, what is a goal?
- the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
- the terminal point in a race.
the problem, I am finding, with setting goals is that I expect to achieve a specific result at a specific time, forgoing, and not enjoying the process of achieving the goal.
For example, “run a marathon”… after I’ve achieved that goal, I start looking for the next thing. I wish I continued to do the things that got me in shape to run the races I did this year (read: I currently feel severely out of shape).
I vow to enjoy the process (and make it a habit) and not just seek the end goal.