The best goal is no goal. When I first read the title of Leo’s blog post that day, I was shocked. No goals? I got through my last semester of working by setting goals as prescribed by Leo’s very own book! And now he was telling us to ditch them entirely? I read the post and thought “Well, I’m glad that works for him, but I couldn’t do it.” How do you accomplish anything without goals? But the idea stuck around and simmered in the back of my mind.
Fast forward to yesterday. I had a day to do whatever I pleased while my friend was at work. I at first starting going through all the things I should do. Sights I should see. Places I should go. And then I remembered the blog post I’d read a few days earlier about a guy who tried the no-goals thing for 100 days. So I tried it. Just for a day. And it was splendid. I accomplished all sorts of things, and thoroughly enjoyed my day. If you’re saying, “Oh – but you don’t have kids or a job or (fill-in-the-blank)” then read Leo’s post. Then read about him. He’s got six kids. And a couple businesses. Just let the thought simmer for a bit:)
After going goal-less, the day got even better. The friend with whom I was staying came home from work and said, “I was thinking we could cook together tonight.” Music to my ears. Cooking! I get to cook! The shopping, chopping, simmering, stirring and – of course – the eating. And to get to do it with someone else – what could be better? It will never cease to amaze me: how when you put something out there, you get just what it is you need.