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1614: Break Free From Goals by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on How To Be Happy While Focusing on Personal Growth

2020-05-12 | 🔗

Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on breaking free from goals.

Episode 1614: Break Free From Goals by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on How To Be Happy While Focusing on Personal Growth

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

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by liam about of em an m listed outcome one of the unshakeable of success and productivity literature is a need have goals in order to be successful csf goaded on this he is someone i respect by the way and from this tenant comes all sorts of other police you need to set goals the right way such as the smart method you need a break goes down into actionable tasks you need to have deadlines and time frames you need to make goals the focus of your day i know this because i believed it lived it written about it for a long time until recently recently at always set goals for myself she the term and long term ones with action less i've made progress each one and accomplished a lot of goals and from the traditional viewpoint i've been successful so no argument their goals work in uk
and be successful using goals but are they the only way more recently have moved away from goals broken free of the shackles of goals of liberated myself because goals are not ideal in my way of thinking day or artificial working because you love it you're working because you ve set goals there constraining what have you our work on something not in line with your goals should we have that freedom they put pressure on us to achieve to get certain things done pressure is stressful and not always in a good what when we fail and we always do is discouraging man rose thinking about the future goals instead of the present i prefer to live in the present but most of all here's the thing was goals you're never status
i'd goals are a way of saying what have accomplished this goal or all these goals i will be happy then i'm not happy now because i haven't achieve my goals does never set out loud but his wife goals really mean the problem is when we achieve the goals we don't achieve happiness we set new goals strive for some he knew how many people will say that striving for something new is a good thing that we should always be striving unfortunately means were never satisfied we never find contentment think that sad we should learn how to be content now with what we have is what minimalism is all about really and have minimal them as being happy now with enough with the present then how our goals consistent what this is something i have tried to reconcile the last few years with limited success so what would a true minimalist do instead of we are content now
when we abandoned goals does that mean we do nothing said around or sleep all day not at all i certainly don't do that we should do what makes us happy follower passions do things that make us excited for me and many people that's creating building new things expressing ourselves making something useful or new or beautiful or inspiring so use i do instead of setting in achieving goals i do what excites me each day awake work on things that are passionate about creating that i love creating i don't worry about where i'll be professionally in a year or even six months where i am right now i don't make plans because there an illusion i know what will happen in a year or even six months you can try to control what happens but you'll lose things always come up something good and sometimes bad that will disrupt plans instead of learn to go with the flow do not worry about things that disrupt plans but worry about what to do right now
this allows me to take advantage of opportunities that come up that i could never have planned for to work on things i could have known about and to make decisions about what's best right now not what i planned a few months ago i don't horse things but do what comes naturally and i focus on the present on being happy now does it take me time letting go of goals is a scary and uncomfortable thing but if you let them go gradually it's not that hard a solely adapted the way i work and learn to work in the moment and go with the flow of the world that sir guns me online and off is a beautiful way of working and not incidentally of accomplished even more this way without making that our goal is a natural byproduct of doing what you love quote a good traveller has no fixed plans and does not intend on arriving lao sue you just listen to the post title
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something to consider in your everyday life maybe rios as regards today broadly with therefore hope you having a great day we back tomorrow as usual where optimal life awaits
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