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Being goal oriented has many advantages. One can work towards something that gives our life meaning and direction.
When we reach our goals we feel successful and that makes us happy - for a while.
A disadvantage of goal setting is the constant feeling of imperfection. Incompleteness. And the feeling to rush through life without being able to enjoy the ride.
The best way to live is in the Now, right?
You can do both you can be goal oriented and let yourself drift. Everything in good time.
You can try to live less in the future and more in the Now. A good way of bringing our goals more into the Now is to divide them into micro steps, allowing us to focus on the sub goals for the day - without losing track of the big picture.
Examine your goals closely and make sure your set realistic demands for yourself.
Having goals is something good that helps us advance in life.
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