Goals-a Form of Wishy-washiness

October 12, 2011 by Jeff Powers  
Published in Dating

Why I don’t set goals.

  I don’t believe in setting goals.

Oh excuse me I was waiting to be struck by lightning. I assumed that’s what happened to people who said such things out loud.

Since I seem to have been spared for the moment, I’ll elaborate.

It seems to me that setting a goal is a form of organized wishy-washiness.

Setting a goal is saying There’s this thing I want to accomplish. I might do it I  might not. I’m going to try.

Sounds pretty namby-pamby to me.

Let’s say you’re single and don’t want  to be. So you set a goal to meet your soulmate within a year. So you join singles clubs, have your friends set you up on dates, you sign up for internet dating and so on. Well that may or may not work.

What if on the other hand you simply DECIDED that you were going to meet your soulmate. Not a goal, a decision. A goal is a maybe a decision is a done deal. Feel the difference?

Once you’ve made a decision your subconscious mind will find a way to make it happen. It’s easy from there.

So no more goal setting. That’s an order!

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5 Responses to “Goals-a Form of Wishy-washiness”
  1. Lynn Hollis Says:

    Got it. Good point. :-)

  2. swirlz Says:

    I don’t like setting goals myself. Not because it’s a maybe, but because I don’t like to plan my life that way. I like surprises. If something came up that got in the way with my plans, I’ll only get frustrated and depressed. It keeps me from enjoying what life has handed to me at present.

  3. Jeff Powers Says:

    Interesting comment swirls. I feel the same way

  4. gaby7 Says:

    I set many goals but never fulfill them!

  5. Jeff Powers Says:

    That’s one of the reasons I don’t set them gaby. I feel like a failure if I set a goal and don’t make it.

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