Life is a series of choices. Every step is a choice, an option, a decision. We try our best to make these choices based on what we know. What we pick may not be based on what is right and what is wrong, but what we believe in our minds and hearts. Whatever we do decide, we have to compromise. It is always one or the other.

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Goals Gone for Good

reaching for cookies I have been recently asking myself the scary question, What do I do when I reach my goals? Usually youd naturally think that reaching ones goals is the main objective of life. We set goals and we strive to reach them. So, what happens when we do actually reach them? Is there nothing at the end? Are we left empty? goal-less?

Personally, I think it would be best to create new goals. But, what if the thing you managed to achieve, doesnt feel the way you thought it would? What if with little time, the thing you achieved loses that special effect that it had on you when you first achieved it?

Thinking about this more, it seems that this is normal, but to what extent should it be normal? We await the moment to buy something special for ourselves, for example; a car. When we get it we become excited for quite a while and with time, it doesnt feel so special anymore.

The issue becomes more serious when it is a much bigger goal, education for example or another life changing event. For me, I love to revisit my goals, especially those important to me, because usually I really go through a lot to reach these special goals.

What about you? Do you have goals? Have you achieved some? All?

15 Responses to “Goals Gone for Good”

  1. Shaymaa |

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the same thing lately. essp about what drives people to their goals. what makes them ‘tick’.

    I have my goals and dreams. I did achieve very few and the funny thing is, those that I’ve achieved just “happened” at an unexpected time (and place) but exactly how I’ve always imagined. Oh boy, the result of getting to some of those goals turned out not as I’ve expected – but as Dr. Suess says “dont cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” was it worth it? hell yea, just knowing you got there is enough.

    whether [our goals] work out for us or not, after achieving them, it’s always just a step to move forward to something bigger and better. Sometimes, it not working out is in a way working out – cus it’s telling you to head somewhere else, and that’s good if you pay attention.

    LOL, I hope I am making sense.

  2. chika |

    EL mohem enno you still remember what this word means! I totally let go.. 3al baraka en sha2 allah hal 7ayat ;/

  3. FourMe |

    One goal was to get my masters and I did.. next goal is to get a phd and that one probably wouldn’t happen any time soon..

  4. Sushi |

    Yeah I have goals but I’m not lucky enough to reach them.

    I was reading a book last week and it was talking about how its possible sometimes to regenerate that passionate feeling you get when you first buy something or get something new. You mostly achieve that by focusing on certain things in it that will help you recreate that feeling. Doesn’t work on everything though.

  5. Sushi |

    I didn’t see the third question. Actually no. I didn’t achieve any goal. Unless you call graduating from college was a goal. Other than that, none.

  6. Bee. |

    Believe it or not I do have a GOAL a long one ! goes for guarantee 10 years ! for real , now its all in my hand to do or not to do cuz I got my answers ,but this year I was not ready I admit that , I learnd* the key for success is to be ready . of course my old motto was ” ready or not here I come ” ! :b

    Thats why I ‘ll step away from blogging for some long time cuz I cant do both life the real and the unreal , to much brain work ( not much left anyway ) and If things go will thats mean Im done with the blog for ever ,cuz I dont want to share that life with anyone .

    ??? ????? :I

    LOL !

    so read ya mid next year , salams :)

  7. asoom |

    Alot of the times it was the journey to get to the goal that’s more rewarding than the goal itself…and that’s ok too!

    Like for me my weight loss is a big one, it’sreally nice not to feel fat but it was my year and half (and counting) of discipline and hard work that has left me with a valuable set of healthy habits and a new lifestyle to live by.

  8. F. |

    Interesting…

    I believe that as you achieve certain goals, new goals arise…so you always have something to strive for…
    If there’s a time when you actually feel like you’ve achieved everything you’ve ever wanted to achieve…I believe it would be a really happy time of relaxation and contentness…just basking in the glow of all that you’ve achieved…I can just imagine it…me, old and crinkly with the widest smile on my face, reclining on a hammock by an eternity pool sipping on an icy pina colada…sheer bliss! :P
    I’ve achieved some…many are yet to be achieved…

  9. Nasser |

    Shaymaa,
    Yeah you’re making sense.. and thats one of the best things, to have things fall into place to well! And moving forward is always better than standing still :)

    chika,
    hehe Allah ekon fe 3onech!

    FourMe,
    How come? Enshalla you’ll get that done, sooner or later..

    Sushi,
    Enshalla you will somehow, or reforumlate your goals, to something better achieveable somehow.. wish you all the best! :)

    Bee,
    afaa going to stop visiting? ! ;l your comments always make some kind of chaos =p

    asoom,
    I’m so happy for you really! That is quite an accomplishment, I do remember being around for some of it and how you managed to pull through it! Enshalla you’ll manage to pull through school as well to the very end.

    F.
    LOL! It is good to keep on achieving and hopefully you shall enjoy that pina colada ;p bel 3afiya moqadaman

  10. Amethyst |

    I still advocate the 35 Theory. Yes, it has a name now, “take it and go.” ;p

  11. Adrenaline |

    Calling all bloggers

  12. Nasser |

    Amethyst,
    lol.. and what a name that is =p

    Adrenaline,
    Got it

  13. Manutdfanatic |

    Worldly goals are set, worked for, and hopefully achieved within varying spans of time.
    As Muslims, I doubt we can (or even should) be “goal-less” at any point in our lives; there’s no limit to the amount of good one can do in the hope of achieving the Creator’s pleasure. That, is the “ultimate” goal, if you will.

  14. Nasser |

    Manutdfanatic,
    Of course, it is always important to have a goal with that respect in mind.. else there would be no point in living, which completely screws up the whole concept of religion

  15. Healthcare Business Development |

    Good post. I achieved small goal but now i will target a new goal and i want to achieve it. Thanks for information.

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