Goal or Goalfree?

I have often said that you must have a goal. The acronym SMART; Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Results-oriented. Time-based. is often used. It means basically that you know where you’re going and you’ll know when you get there. So if something’s SMART, you know if you’ve succeeded or you’ve failed.

But the other day I read an interview of Stephen Shapiro, who has written a book about being goalfree; Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

The interview is made by Tom Peters. It´s very fascinating to read. Shapiro sees a difference between being goal-free and goal-less. “I’m definitely not an advocate of being goal-less, which is being lost and directionless, and sitting on your butt eating bon-bons, watching Jerry Springer. To me, goal-free is moving forward through life with purpose and passion, but not knowing how it’s going to turn out. And not caring how it turns out, I guess, is probably even more important.”

Being goalfree means that you are aware of what´s happening around you. And as you know being aware is the first step in defining what to do.

Read the interview; it´s worth it.

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