Going without goals an update in the Year of the Dragon
As of January 23, we officially entered the Chinese New Year of the Dragon.
The Chinese Fortune Calendar website describes the year of the dragon this way,”The Chinese consider the dragon to be unpredictable, untouchable and, people cannot see its head and tail at the same time. Therefore, we might see something unexpected happening in 2012.”
I don’t know a thing about Chinese Astrology but, the Year of the Dragon is fitting for my decision to “go without goals” in 2012. I chose to follow my intuition or what some people refer to as their “bliss,” instead of making resolutions this year. Read More
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. —Lao Tzu
Can you really go without goals?
On January 1st, I published an article where I boldly proclaimed that I was wasn’t making New Year’s resolutions but, that I would follow my bliss and intuition instead.
Fifteen minutes after pushing “publish,” I was scratching my head wondering, “How the heck do I do this?”
How do I accomplish anything without having goals?
I decided I better speak with Leo Babauta, whom I had cited in the post as an example of someone successfully implementing this philosophy.
Thankfully, Leo spoke with me and I can now say, “I get it!” If you too find the concept of letting go of goals, yet still achieving confusing listen to this recording. Read More
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. –Joseph Campbell
How to make your flame burn brighter this year
New Year’s Day is when we start thinking of how we’d like our lives to be in the coming year.
We review our accomplishments and make resolutions.
Most resolutions don’t last very long
Studies show that most resolutions don’t last past the month of January. More than 77 percent of people who say they want to lose weight never do.
Why do we keep making resolutions?
We believe if we don’t set these goals we won’t accomplish anything at all.
This is what I’ve always believed about myself too. I’ve always been afraid I’d be a lazy do-nothing without goals to aspire too.
Changing the game plan
Leo Babauta has written extensively about not setting goals and going “goal-free.” As proponent of “following your intuition,” what some people might call their “bliss,” this appeals to me a great deal. I’ve just been too scared to do commit to it. Read More