Well, eliminating goals is pretty much the essence of this “goal” anyway. But the easiest thing, which I’m starting with, is to remove all records of the goals in your head. I am now free of other goals on 43 Things (except “be more positive,” which I think is worth doing, it’s abstract, and I think it goes hand in hand with living in the moment)... AND I am deleting the many lists upon lists of goals, to-do lists, and bucket lists that I have saved on my computer. I am a bit of a list maniac actually, and it ends here. I don’t even feel bad deleting them, so I think I am finally ready to do this. And the cool thing is, my documents folder is almost completely uncluttered when I take away all goal-related ones!
I thought having goals and making lists was a good thing. My thought process is, “Ooh, I just thought of something I want to do in my life! Better write it down so I don’t forget!” But the thing is, if it’s forgettable, it’s not worth doing. If something is really a deep desire or wish of mine, it will repeatedly come back to the surface of my thoughts until it’s etched in my brain and something I think about daily. And of course, there should only be a small few of those for a given person. I am already coming up with mine. But the only way really to know who I am and what I love is to stop thinking about it, and go with the flow of what catches my eye or what my heart tells me at any given moment.
So that was a whole bunch of flowery language but it makes total sense to me. I’m soo excited about this goal! And I’m more likely to follow it now that it’s my only goal and I can devote all my time to it (which actually doesn’t take any time at all since it’s a state of mind!)