Do You Have To Have Goals In Life?
3 months ago
Do goals push you forward or hold you back?
For the most part, if you ask people what they are most afraid of, many will probably say death.
But that's not the case for everyone. Tell us if you've ever had this conversation:
Goals, the dreaded "G-word," are supposed to help us perform at our best and enrich our lives, whether the aim is to be rich and famous, married with children, head of a Fortune 500 company or out of our mother's house before an embarrassing age.
But what if you're like our dead-eyed, sarcastic friend Daria in the clip above? What if you don't have any goals? Is your life doomed? Some seem to think so.
Georgia Public Broadcasting columnist Brandon Smith's piece, "I Don't Have Any Goals," explicitly states why not having goals leads to a life of failure.
In his column he says, "Goals serve a very important role. They give us a direction. They provide the tip of our spear as we move forward personally and professionally. They paint a picture of the world we are trying to create. Without goals we are just taking action without a clear expectation or vision of where we want to be and the life we want."
Smith was writing in reaction to the latest trend of not setting goals. The consensus today is that life is too fast paced to bother with setting goals. Instead, we should ditch goals and just focus on putting ourselves in a position to be at the right place at the right time.