Goal Versus No Goal
Case 1 :- By 10, I’ll be at my office. By 2, I’ll complete my MIT(Most Important Tasks), by this month, I’ll complete my project, by the end of the year or two, I’m expecting so and so.
Case 2 :- Today, I’ll live and will appreciate the joy or whatever it brings forth. Today, I prefer to let it go. Today, I’ll not think about what future has in for me. Today, I’ll accept it as it is.
Goal Versus No Goal
Setting goals will take you where you want to actually go, to your destination, to the target and not a step beyond that. Setting goals is one way to keep a track of the progress, keep a track of your timely achievements. I’d have made the TO-DO lists and planning in the morning, if they would work out that nicely, but do they?
Setting goals, in other words, shows how attached you’re to some target, to some achievement. If not met, you’d feel disappointed, you’d feel down, would criticize yourself for not been able to complete or accomplish something. And, why don’t you read this(Overcoming attachment) before you proceed.
Setting goals is no more than setting limits. Not being open to what life has in for you. Not being open to the unexpected outcomes that might steer you away(or may be nearer than your expected time limit) from your goals. Goal’s set, and all you see a mere target in your mind, and nothing else. Mind and body and soul closed(or bind) for the world, till it’s achieved. If somehow, a goal is met, accomplished. And then, you’d set another and then another. Isn’t it?
No Goals, doesn’t mean No work!
It’s just we’ve enough faith and belief, that what we want, will be done, on time, without any kind of rush, hush, push or bossing over.
We work, but without expectations. We work, for NOW! We work, concentrating wholly on it. We work, with contentedness. No future, no expectations, no mind binding, no pressure or any kind of force, no target to met, but just work this moment.
If you’re sitting in a cubicle, clattering keyboard as you stare the sharp edgy display, you’d never understand the “Goal vs No Goal” fundamental. If you don’t love that kind of work, you’d never get it. You’d never give your heart to that kind of work. It’s effective when you make a living using your passion as a medium. Work passionately. And, it’s all about loving what you do, what you’re good at.
What’s done passionately, need no planning, need no goal setting, because it flows, came into existence in it’s own course of time. And I don’t think a closed mind, body, heart or soul would ever be able to work passionately. It’s about allowing yourself to get into some work(that you love), allowing yourself to earn a living through something you love and not forcing it.
Don’t you think, that way, we’ll achieve much better results?
Do try! The No-Goal living!
Set no goals, work passionately, work wholly in the present moment(with no intention to reach somewhere). No goal, need no instructions.
“Seeking means to have a goal; but finding means to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.” – Hermann Hesse
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu