John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Goals

Commit to goals ahead of time so you have no choice but to achieve them!

A short story by Flannery O’Conner has a scene where a character throws his hat over the high fence so he’ll have no choice but to climb over it as part of the story’s adventure.

I love that.
And try to replicate that in my life.

For example, this morning I put on and comfortably fastened a new pair of pants for the first time. The pants were purchased two sizes smaller than my usual waist size. Because I wanted to be sure I had no choice but to achieve my goal.

It was a great feeling of success for being so goal oriented.

Even though I bought the pants nearly 3 years ago.


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