What is it like to set forth on a journey without a destination? Where would you go? Which direction would you head towards? How will you know if you have arrived?
What is it like to play a game without a goal? What will you aim to accomplish? How will you know if you have won or lost?
Going through life without goals is like drifting in the ocean, surrendering to its ebbs and flows.
Without goals, there is no places to go, no impetus to do anything. Nothing to work towards to. No obstacles to overcome.
It’s easy and relaxing to just go with the flow – anywhere the wind blows. No pressure or worries.
But where’s the fun in simply drifting along? No goal, no obstacles, no fun.
Be it small or audacious, a goal provides a context for living – a game to play. The bigger the goal, the more obstacles it presents, the more it challenges us to learn and develop ourselves to play it well. The fun and sense of fulfilment lies in overcoming those challenges, and the reward in the growth from stretching beyond our comfort zone and becoming a better version of ourselves.
To live a worthy life, set worthy goals and pursue them with all your heart.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ~Henry David Thoreau