Why I prefer making wishes …

… than setting goals

On the surface wishes and goals are about the same: I think of the future and imagine an situation that I would like t achieve: Something I don’t have and I like to have or something that I have but I don’t want it (like losing weight or finishing a novel)

But the way I find my wish is completely different from how I set a goal. Setting goals is something that I create in my head. It feels like something from outside of me.

If I make a wish I feel connected with myself. It is like a journey to my inner self. I think about what is my true nature – what is my purpose. How can I live that to its full potential?

Golas should be SMART:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time framed

When I make a wish the important aspects are different:

  • I think about which knowledge, which power, which abilities I already have to fulfill the wish
  • What am I  willing to give to fulfill the wish
  • How do I feel when that wish come true. Who I would be then, how my world would change.

Pursuing goals I have a problem with my motivation. It is no fun! And I need something to reward myself afterward.

When a wish comes true the reward is part of the process itself. I become more myself and I do life more authenticly. Automatically I am a happier person then .