“We are engineered as goal-seeking mechanisms. We are built that way. When we have no personal goal which we are interested in and which “means something” to us, we are apt to “go around in circles,” feel “lost” and find life itself “aimless,” and “purposeless.” We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Prescription: Get yourself a goal worth working for.” ~ Maxwell Maltz from Psycho-Cynernetics
So, what’s your *major* goal right now?!? Do you have one? Are you moving toward it?
If not, imagine riding a bike. Only imagining NOT going anywhere. Try sitting on the seat, without letting your feet touch the ground and lemme know how that works out for you. Bikes were made to MOVE and, as Maltz says, “A bicycle maintains its poise and equilibrium only so long as it is going forward towards something. You have a good bicycle. Your trouble is you are trying to maintain your balance sitting still, with no place to go. It is no wonder you feel shaky.”
Love that. If you’re feeling funky, check in and see if you have a goal that really inspires you. My hunch is, the worse you feel, the less likely you have a compelling goal. Good news is that’s EASY to change. Set a goal that inspires you--could be something as mundane as cleaning your house while listening to great music or an athletic goal like doing a triathlon or a big goal like starting a new biz or relationship. Whatever it is, go for it!