“For most of us, the problem is not a lack of goals. But rather too many of them.” – Roy F. Baumeister
Goal setting can be exciting. We all love doing it… thinking about the future. To plan, visualize, and dream. It’s arguably a major strength of ours, as there rarely ever is a shortage we can list off.
The quote brings to light that this strength is however a double-edged sword. For we can create so many goals that we actually dilute our focus. And dilute our time and effort. It’s not that some aren’t important to us, but… if everything is important, then nothing is important.
Less can be more. In the words of Confucius, “Person who chases two rabbits, catches neither”.