Nothing is predictable and we have more uncertainty than ever before.
“So, why should I bother setting or writing life goals when the world is so much more unpredictable?”, you may be asking yourself.
It can be easy to get skeptical about writing down life goals, especially when life has so much uncertainty and chaos these days.
We start to think, “Why bother?”, “What’s the point?”
From the unpredictable events happening around the world, in our jobs, our businesses, our lives to the uncertainty of the economy and our relationships, it’s easy to dismiss the whole of idea of writing down life goals as an exercise in futility.
While I understand that most of us know what we generally want out of life, we are not very specific about it, often leaving us to pursue a broad idea of “finding meaningful work, making more money, finding love, starting a business.” And we’re surprised when time flies by and we haven’t gotten anywhere.
In my own experience of learning to deal with uncertainty and chaos in life and at work, I have come to the conclusion that writing down very specific goals serves a very useful purpose, especially during times of great uncertainty.
Goals don’t have to be money focused or career focused. It can be anything you want to achieve in life. [Read more…]