3379202140_a70458e45bAre you a goals person?

Someone who couldn’t make any progress without the lure of a goal.

My friend Jennifer was really, really excited about her goals.  She had at least a dozen and is all ready to put them into action in the new year.  I, on the other hand, don’t do goals.  Shock, horror.  Jennifer could hardly believe her ears.  She was aghast.

“What on earth do you mean, you don’t do goals.  Everyone has goals.”

Nope.  Not me.  I have desires.


But I’m happy for the goal setters like Jennifer.  It’s okay with me that every year they willingly set bunches of goals, some realistic…some not so much.

The really great reason we need goals

For effective time management you must have goals.  To know where you’re going you must have goals, otherwise how will you know when you get there.  You need to have goals before you can attain your dreams in life.  We must have goals so we can measure how far we’ve come.

Crazy or lazy?

All well and good.  But does it make me a bad person that I don’t do goals?  Maybe I’m a teeny bit crazy, or lazy…now that could be true.  Maybe I’m just not organized enough to do goals…now that could be true too.  Maybe I just like the word ‘desire’ better than the word ‘goal’.  Maybe my desires are one and the same as Jennifer’s goals.

Desires just feel different to me.  No pressure to achieve, just something I desire.  Then, instead of having to determine the steps I need to take to meet my goals, which sounds like a lot of  work… all I need do is imagine what it feels like to have my desires satisfied.  Bada bing.  Much more fun.  And it works for me ‘cos I love my life.

Are you a goals person, or more of a desire person like me?   I’d love to hear from you.

Encourage each other.

Love Elle.



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Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Joseph Appaloosa

    Isn’t it interesting how words resonate/vibrate differently with folks. Goals feel “right” to Jennifer whereas for you Elle, desires feel “right”. And speaking of feeling, I find your concept of one imagining the feeling of one’s desire already fulfilled quite intriguing. Perhaps I’ll make that a goal in 2012 . . . feeling my desires already fulfilled . . . just to see what happens.

    • Elle

      I hope you’ll come back in 2012 and tell us how it worked out for you. Great stuff Joseph.

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