Goals are necessary. Goals are important in creating the future life you want. But goals can hinder you. Like anything else in life, moderation is key.

Yes it’s important to think about what you want to achieve and the kind of life you want to have – that way you can assess your current actions, and if needed adjust. You can think about current sacrifices, for larger, long terms payoffs. All that good stuff. I am not, repeat not, knocking goals and the value they create.

But.

Like anything else, if you are too focused on your goals, too rigid in your definition, you’ll miss opportunities. ┬áIf you are too rigid, you will not bend in the wind, or move towards the sun, you will break. *how’s that for a metaphor?* Life, joys, and opportunities come at you suddenly and in the most unexpected ways sometimes. And if you’re not aware or open to them, they will leave just as suddenly.

Everything in moderation. If you have no goals, you’ll be adrift. If you are too afraid to close some doors, you will never walk through any. But at the same time, if you have too many goals, you may miss the glorious creativity the universe brings for change. If you only want to open a certain door, you may miss a path to a garden.

There’s a lot of metaphor in there, I know. And it might be confusing, but I think that the purpose of life is to find that balance, and to live it.

Part two of this on choice, coming Wednesday.

Skirt – Auguste the Label via Mosine.com.au
Top – Zara
Boots – Aldo
Necklace – Vanessa Mooney via Threadsence