Is it wiser to ‘shoot for goals’ or ‘enjoy the process’?
I suppose it depends upon your perspective, but if we focus on goal attainment — rather than process — we may be wishing our lives away.
If you subscribe to the societal way of ‘getting there one day’, you may notice you’re approaching retirement age, still not completely fulfilled, and your energy level is dwindling down along the way. People — like friends or family members of yours — may start dying off, and life may look different than it does now. Priorities may shift towards spending time with children or grandchildren, and the ideas of “traveling one day” may seem less appealing. The ideals you set for your future many years ago may become less relevant, and you may look back at your life curious as to how you fell for this silly trick of reaching goals instead of enjoying your life.
The next time you think of a goal, go ahead and set it.
Then, step back and think about why you’re dissatisfied with your life. Is there something you can do, today, to change how you feel? In other words, is there a single — and simple — action you can take that will act as proof you’re on the way? If so, you’ll be able to relax, enjoy the ride, and love your life right now.
‘One day’ thinking leads to a life full of dissatisfaction. It’s my wish for you to enjoy your life, right now. This doesn’t mean you can’t set goals, and it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t reach them; just the opposite, meaning your goals will be more easily attained, but reaching for them will become fun instead of a lesson in patience.
Sent to you with love, compassion, and gratitude,
Dr. Kareem Samhouri
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