What do we want?
What do we really want?
So often, we go through the motions. The routine. The easy.
We forget our true North. We chuck our goals to the side and coast.
If we set a goal, we should work towards it with all our might.
Focus. Clarity. Short term sacrifice for a greater benefit down the road.
Ant vs. grasshopper.
If we forget our goals or experience burnout or act contrary to our goals, then the “why” behind that goal was undoubtedly not strong enough.
Sometimes, we have too many goals. Or competing goals.
We only have 24 hours in a day. Too many ephemeral goals lead to incompleteness and frustration.
In Stephen King’s book 11/22/63, the protagonist travels back to 1963 and tries to stop the Kennedy assassination. The past conspires to thwart the protagonists efforts at every turn. He experiences physical threats, the wrath of new enemies and mini-emergencies that compete with his attention.
Trying to achieve a goal is a lot like trying to change the past. Forces surround us trying to keep us docile. Drugged, dumb and disoriented.
For today, let us remember our goals. Our better future. And let’s do what we can with this 24 hours to move a little closer to the finish line. Go!