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the problem with goal[s], goal[setting]…

first, what is a goal?

  1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
  2. 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.

make sense?

2 Comments on "the problem with goal[s], goal[setting]…"

  • Bryan Yurasits says

    So… your new goal is to have (and enjoy) a journey?

    • dbala says


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