A seemingly simple way to move through your life is to determine no specific WHY/purpose for yourself, have no committed plan on how you will reach that purpose, and hold onto no specific goals to indicate your progress. But is it easier or actually harder? I’ll feature Jerzy Gregorek’s quote for you to consider again with this specific concept: “Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.”
It’s not enough to roam through your lifetime making the easy choices, remaining uncommitted to your goals and the goals of those you relate with. A hopeful victim brings upon themselves a hard and often lonely life. A person with purpose set’s a course and act’s toward that end. Even if they don’t realize great success with making the hard choice, their life is more meaningful and they are more relatable with their applied actions.
Epictetus offers the following thought that I relate to the necessity of having a specific pursuit in life and in your work: “First tell yourself what kind of person you want to be, then do what you have to do. For in nearly every pursuit we see this to be the case. Those is athletic pursuit first choose a sport they want, and then they do that work.”
Take the time to regularly evaluate your purpose, your goals, and the actions you are taking to that end; a necessity of goals.