Imagine that the only thing you’ve ever wanted to do in your life is to write a #1 best selling book in the New York Times. After years and years of hard work, you FINALLY achieve it! Congrats, imaginary you! After only weeks of celebrating your victory, what do you do with your time?
By definition, once you achieve a goal, you no longer have a goal. This means you have no reason to wake up in the morning anymore. Alongside your most ambitious career goals, you must set attainable yet impossible to complete personal goals that aren’t related to material success. If you set a goal to be an honest, humble person and a great family member, there is no “achieving” this goal, unless you live by these values and prove it to be true to no end. You must constantly strive towards these “impossible to complete” goals which give you a reason to wake up when you don’t feel like it.
From the Law: BECOME AND ELUSIVE OBJECT OF DESIRE
“By nature, we humans are not easily contented with our circumstances. By some perverse force within us, the moment we possess something or get what we want, our minds begin to drift toward something new and different, to imagine we can have better.” -Robert Greene (pg.139)