A plan is essential!
At the turn of the year, I wrote about my New Year’s Resolutions or lack thereof. (See “Listen Hard, Love Life.”) I decided that in an effort to reinvigorate my life, 2013 was going to be a “goalless year.” Backed by the latest research, I stated that I was going to love the life in front of me and allow myself enough flexibility to follow my happiness and passion. This was a daring and somewhat frightening departure from the norm for me. My past is littered with goals–those accomplished (but often at a price) and those not quite achieved.
At first, goalnessless was great. Without my daily list of goal-achieving “shoulds,” I moved through life feeling weightless and free. I slowed way down, and since I had no goals, it was okay that I didn’t get a lot done. I caught up on my reading, made new friends, and…
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