Goals: Life Preserver? Or Straight Jacket? March 11, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
That’s good, right?
To always be striving to be better than our previous selves?
We may believe that goals help us reach out and become more than we already are . . . but sometimes they do just the opposite.
Instead of encouraging us to explore possibilities in the here and now, they act as straight-jackets, tethering us to what we wanted yesterday.
Who you are now is a product of what you once wanted.
We want to make banana bread, but we don’t have time because we haven’t met our self-imposed arbitrary word count for the day.
So we let the bananas rot, instead of pursuing their possibilities.
No wonder the cat looks at us askance.
Do goals keep us afloat . . . or drag us down?
Perhaps it depends on the goal.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Related link: Helicone ~ Incredible Science