The feeling and irony of achieving goals in life
How does it really feel after we achieve a goal? It feels absolutely bone-chilling nerve on fire, for about 15 minutes, but after that?
What would make us truly, absolutely satisfied, have we ever asked ourselves? One would fixate of a goal and have razor sharp focus on achieving that coveted destination. And then they reach their. What would they do after that? Would their lives cease to have any meaning anymore? If achieving a goal is all that adrenalin-rush, what about when it quiets down?
Achieving a goal is a tiring suit. The run never ends and we never get satisfied with what we have achieved. That’s how the grind starts!
Some people believe that humans have been engineered in a way that essentialises us to strive for achievement. As if we cannot function unless we have a goal in mind. We always need the next goal to reach and the next problem to solve. This grind-based ideology belief that without concurrent rushed-up goals, we will not have that adrenalin and our life will become boring! That’s how the glory of goal makes its permanent seat at the centre of human destination. All of us are taught to have a goal in our mind, either a big goal or a bunch of smaller ones. We generally set materialistic goals, like having a certain amount in our bank before we retire. People often hope that they can gauge their way forward with a goal in mind, so that once they reach the goal; they can relax on a beach and enjoy retirement. But it doesn’t really work that way! Because that’s not how goals function.
Setting a goal does help, there’s no denying that. But it’s not something that will give you the utmost happiness that you thought you’d have when you set your goal in the first place. The experience will help you grow as a person, absolutely. But particularly reaching your won’t feel much different.
Say if you are a blogger, you’d wait for your first blog to go viral, you’d hit your first milestone for followers, you might even get some book deals out of it, it might feel good for a minute, but it won’t last. Your life will again start revolving around your newer goals in the exact same pace. That’s the irony!