How important are your goals?
I've learned that as important as goals are, and for high performance leaders they are essential to success, it is also possible that a goal can outlive its usefulness. A goal can even become an impediment.
It may sound silly, but I still remember the day I realized that I don't have to finish reading every book that I start. Before that I would slog thru it no matter what -- long past any resemblance to enjoyment seemed possible. Why? Because I was taught to finish what I started.
I do still like to finish what I start. I do still find merit in keeping one's commitments. And, I've also learned that like a book that no longer makes sense to read, some goals no longer make sense to achieve. As important as they might have been, they now stand between you and something better.
Stay relentless on your plan as long as you can. Achieve every goal that you set that is worth achieving. But, don't let a goal arbitrarily run your life.
Don't let a goal get in the way of your happiness.
-- doug smith