By Wayne Hoover
I left off my last post asking the question: What is my goal? And I think thats a good place to start. A lot of people have written about this before- and a lot of people will write about this in the future- so I don’t feel to obligated to give an objective account of goals. Rather- I would like to keep it personal; what is -my- goal.
I think a rather less daunting question is: What type of person do I want to be? I like this question because it gets straight to the subjective aspect of goal setting. What type of person do I want to be? What type of life do I want to live?
The first thing that comes to mind is a life of peace- yet at the same time a life of extreme emotion and strength. A life lived in strong Adhiṭṭhān or strong determination towards the final goal. I want to be someone who has strong values and has the discipline to hold them. I want to live a life of emotion- peace- and strength. Constantly a fire burning behind my eyes.
I smile and walk as nothing matters- because it doesn’t- my goal is higher. A life of purpose and resolve. A life of compound growth. My goal is to constantly push myself beyond- beyond- beyond. Finally- finally- gone. Its over.
And thats the best way in which I can describe my goal. And it doesn’t really matter how others see me- what others think of my goals- or how others objectify me- because thats not my goal. My goal is supremely subjective and ultamately rewarding only to myself.
So the next question becomes- what sort of ethical system do I create to get me to this goal?