Take a look at your goals, and try letting go
of one of them this week.
Goals aren’t as important as we think. Try working without one or more of them for a week. Turns out, you can do amazing things without goals. And you don’t have to manage them, cutting out on some of the bureaucracy of your life. You’re less stressed without goals, and you’re freer to choose paths you couldn’t have foreseen without them.
1. Make a list of the goals you’re working towards. Pick one of the important ones.
2. Commit to letting go of that goal this week. What does that mean? It just means you don’t ﬁxate on getting to that result — though you can still do things in the area of the goal. For example, you might still write but not focus on ﬁnishing a book by a certain date or reaching a certain number of readers on your blog. You might still go for a run without worrying about losing the weight or hitting a certain number of miles.
3. Instead of worrying about the goal, focus on the enjoyment of the activity. Get excited about doing the activity itself, rather than ending up someplace in the future.
4. Put on ‘Hey Mama’ by Black Eyed Peas and start shaking your booty and get moving. With music like his, who needs goals?
Reproduced with permission From EBOOK: 52 CHANGES
Written by the awesome Leo Babauta