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Because people are constantly-changing beings. We change all the time. What I wanted last year may not be what I want this year, and what you wanted last year might not be either. It's not that we shouldn't have any goals and that we shouldn't strive for them. We should. We should be passionate about what we do at all times, and if you get bored of what you are doing, why not change it? You might find something that you're really passionate about that will keep your drive going for a while. I just love the feeling of having short term goals and being really passionate about them, and then I sort of go where life takes me from there. I do not HAVE to be at a certain point in ten years time. That all depends on circumstance anyway.
I'm going to contradict myself a little (and agree with myself) and say that long term goals are not totally inessential. It is great to dream, and I often jot down where I want to be in the future. I just don't mind if I'm in a totally different place to what I imagined. Life should be dynamic!
This might not necessarily work for you. It's just the way I live, and my reflection of the world.
I'm sure there are many people who stick to their long term goals because they find something that they are so passionate about that it will carry them through for 20-40 years. Of course it also takes a lot of discipline on their part.
How do you deal with goals and do you accomplish them?
How does that make you feel?
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