February 18, 2015
Aim is true
It’s February, and everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s grayer than sunny, the days are still short…and we’re far enough in to the year that most of us have already lost interest in working toward the goals we set just a few weeks ago - our own goals! It is much more satisfying to curl up in a chair by the fire with a cup of tea and read. Which is what I was doing…reading that intellectual journal, “Family Circle”* when I saw this:
“A goal is not always meant to be reached.
It often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee”
Wow! Was that man was right!
Sometimes, especially if you’re goal oriented, you might forget that the goal is not the thing; it’s just the plan on how to get where you think you’d like to go. And where you wanted to go might change. How you think you’d like to get there might change. What you’re willing to do along the way might change.
All along, Bruce Lee knew that sometimes the goal would morph, change, and become a guide light rather than the target. And that’s ok – you need light to see your target. This thought might be just what you need to move you along.
So, while I might harangue you about setting and achieving goals, remember Bruce’s wise thought. Your aim can be true even if your target is moving.
* March 2015, page 13 – it pays to look at the whole page! And I’m not sure I get any more wisdom (or blog fodder) reading a professional journal…