Life without goals isn’t great. Similarly are goals without focus. Over the last few months I’ve found myself stuck in a rut. Days fly past, almost as if merging into one, feeling like I’m taking the express train through my twenties. I’ve always had goals, but they’ve always been the end destination, never stops on the line to get there.
It’s fine to have big goals, even those you could spend a lifetime working towards, but there needs to be a path. You can’t possibly focus your energy on anything, if you don’t know the next task. Growth and improvement as a human being comes through achievement, so break down your goals. Ask yourself ‘what can I do next to get closer’. Never having anything to achieve leads, for me anyway, to feelings of being unsuccessful and uselessness. For me it’s important to be able to tick things off the list, even if it’s part of a much bigger picture.
For me now, it can’t be any more floating aimlessly. I need to have purpose, so I can be my best self and so those in my life can be around my best self. The road ahead is long, but the path is the ultimate adventure.
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars - Seneca