Which is worst, not having your goals reached, not not having a goal at all?

@saintz87 (439)
February 6, 2007 10:40am CST
"It must be borne in mind, that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E. Mayes This quotation made me realize that even if we did not reach a genuine goal we have set, it is still better with not setting a goal at all. How much do you agree on this? Personally, i have not reached many goals i have set. Feeling disappointed, my esteem level dropped drastically, and i found myself falling into a bottomles pit. Can anyone help me by advising me, or encouraging me what should i do? I understand the rules of setting goals, but i am not motivated to do it. Argh.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
This is a terrific quote. If I were you I would frame it and put it up somewhere where you will see it often and can refer to it for inspiration. It is so true, without a goal(s), there is no meaning in our lives. As for your own aspirations, that comes from within. I would set aside some time each morning to write down what you wish to do that day to work on reaching a goal (just one small step toward the final outcome). Then I would take ten minutes or so and meditate or pray about that mini-goal. Seek guidance. Why do you feel you lack motivation? You should look deep to figure this one out? Are you afraid of success? Don't be afraid, we all go through this at some point in our lives. I hope I have helped a little. Bless you.
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@saintz87 (439)
• Singapore
7 Feb 07
thanks for the advise, really appreciate it. perhaps i should start meditating on e bible & pray bout my future.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
This question is similar to this question, "Which is better, to fight and die or to starve and live?" I would rather have my goaled unreached rather than not to have any goal because it would be similar to not fighting. For me, not trying to reach our goal is cowardice.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Well, I must agree with that. I think setting a goal at least is knowing what you want to do with your life. If there is no motivation it is hard for anyone to follow through with their goals. I think you'll have to find that motivation on your own, it is hard to get it from others if you don't get to see it first.