Why I have no goals
I got a email from a guy named Roy H. Williams about “goals” vs. “plans”, I feel his words are very insightful and I wanted to share them with you! ~ Niko
Why I Have No Goals
“Goal,” in my experience, is a favorite word of people who talk and dream and dream and talk. And then they get together to “network” with other talkers. There’s always a lot of noise in these meetings but it’s unlikely that anything of consequence is going to happen. People who chatter about goals are rarely willing to die on that mountain.
I have no goals. But I do have plans.
A plan puts you in motion toward a destination. The destination you choose is irrelevant. It is (1.) motion, (2.) determination and (3.) commitment that separate destination-reaching explorers from goal-setting chipmunks.
Count the cost, explorer. “Am I willing to die on this mountain?”
A goal without a plan is wishful thinking.
A plan without action is self-delusion.
Here are three questions I’d like to ask:
1. What are you trying to make happen?
2. How will you measure success?
3. What’s the first thing you need to do to get started?