No Goals

Lifestyle Design based on not Goal Setting.


Self Improvement often more oriented toward learning simple Habit-s.

Scott Adams: "Losers have goals; winners have systems." 2013-10-15-AdamsHowToBeSuccessful

Oct'2012: James Altucher on using "themes" instead of goals. Goals, in an extreme, mean you aren’t happy until you get your goal. And then what? How can you reduce suffering right now. The suffering of striving, of fear, of worry, of the pressure that you have no goals. Have a theme. You can build your days around your themes. I want to learn more. I want to be healthy. I want to be good to people. I want to help people feel good about themselves. I want to be creative. I want to depend on my inward self instead of the outer events that throw from shore to shore.

Oct'2012: Jeff Atwood on the problems of the To-Do List. If you can't wake up every day and, using your 100% original equipment God-given organic brain, come up with the three most important things (Most Important Task) you need to do that day – then you should seriously work on fixing that.

Mike Travers ponders "anti-purpose" perspectives. Gregory Bateson's "Conscious Purpose vs. Nature" might be the best statement of this point of view. Note the qualifier – he's not against unconscious purpose, which presumably has closer ties to Nature. An equivalent standpoint is to say that goals work best when they are illegible or at least partly so.

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