At the beginning of this year, I announced some goals (setting goals for me is a little like sex—the world suddenly becomes full of marvelous expectations). I also meditated on the nature of goal-setting, titling the piece Failed Resolutions Are the Most Important Ones
Goals do help to achieve results of any number of levels. Agree. I hear retired people talking about spending time doing creative things and exercising a part of their brain that was weak due to just handling what was being dictated to them by family life and work life for many years. It is important to do new things and dive deeply into creativity and who cares if the result is a blobby polka dot painting or a path of dominoes to be knocked down in a matter of seconds or anything that would be a jaunt down a creative lane? It is all so good. Thank you for writing about the focus on goals and doing them with or without perfection.