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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
Elle is the creator of Live Purposefully Now, a website with a wide variety of authors and topics whose focus is on helping you to change/re-direct and navigate your life. She is a self-confessed spiritual junkie, offering a deeper more holistic approach to life. This deeper approach sets you on a simple path towards your greatest future, helps you remove those limiting beliefs that hold us all back and supports you in achieving your dreams.


  1. Joseph Appaloosa Reply

    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 Reply

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

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