Ah yes, our rudimentary and misleading “goals” list.
I mean, we really really thought about it, wrote it down, and even made a vision board out of pictures and trite, ambiguous phrases we clipped out of magazines like “Boss” and “Shine Bright”.
Therefore, the visions of our goals must 1. Be true and 2. Come true. And if they don’t come to fruition? Well, as society would tell us- It’s because we didn’t try hard enough. We didn’t grind enough. Try again next year.
Well, society is wrong.
Unless you are indeed doing nothing but sitting around eating sourdough bread and BBQ Kettle Chips all day, delusionally fantasizing but not exerting any sort of energy making attempts. Then you need to put down the bread and chips, go look up the nearest Ayahuasca retreat, and report back to me in a few weeks after your existential epiphany.
But that’s not you, so society is wrong.
What if I were to tell you that you don’t actually want any of those things?
Well…You don’t actually want any of those things.
What you want are the feelings associated with having those things.
What if I were to tell you that you could have those feelings right now, without actually having any of those things?
Well… You can have those feelings right now without actually having any of those things.
…Our goals are a state of mind.