Goals, dreams and indifference, oh my…

“Without goals, acceptance has the tendency to become indifference”
“…Leaving your future blank allows a diagnoses to crowd out your life”. – Danea Horn, from Chronic Resilience

I read another quote saying something like “A goal without a deadline is a dream”.

More than just time gets lost when we lose time...
More than just time gets lost when we lose time…

Quotes like this help me simplify my thinking, as I can certainly be a dreamer with “goals”  that are just ideas without a commitment. And the gap between the dreams and my reality can be vast. I feel the vacuum  when my life is undirected, and how it can start to fill up with dreams, indifference, fears, doubts and limiting self beliefs. Does that happen for you?

So I’ve been getting specific about some daily goals – targeting a minimum number of things I’ll get done in a day related to various areas of my life (work, music, exercise, household etc.). And when I say MINIMUM, I mean minimum. Because then, at least something gets done in each area rather than nothing.

And I’m learning that I like myself better when I have a way to evaluate whether I’ve met my own expectations – whether my actions have been congruent with the life I say I want to have. Yeah, I already knew that. But sometimes I forget. Because forgetting and playing the victim is easier…

So, I’ve got no fancy words of wisdom today, other than to report some progress on the front lines of the continuation of moving forward with my own re-invention of my identity, and purpose and lifestyle, by trying a few things a little differently.

Maybe you’ll be inspired to do the same?   ~Z

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