Setting a goal for the year it’s important, but we need to be cautious about the intention behind it. Reaching goals doesn’t not mean achieving happiness, they are more about the compass than the finish line. Besides that, we tend to plan to control things, even though we don’t have any power to change the course of it.
The chapter “Surrender” from The Great Wave, a report from The House of Beautiful Business, says that
“Plans are stories we tell ourselves to maintain our illusion of control. In truth, there isn’t much to manage. We can navigate, make sense, respond, and to a certain degree, help shape events, but we are never fully in control. Far better, then, to surrender."
But we still have dreams. We want to learn new things, explore different professional paths, dedicate time to something special and so on. If we don’t plan that, it probably won’t happen. So, one way of doing it is:
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