Each day is another chance to live according to our values

There’s nothing wrong with feeling energized by the simple act of consciously moving toward our goal. 

We just have to make sure that our goals are actually goals. 

Not strategies we inherited from someone else. Not dreams borrowed from other people because they seem attractive and we think they’re going to make us whole. 

That’s the reality we fail to realize. Our goals aren’t really goals, they’re strategies. Stops along the way. Roads that point to the same destination. 

Writing our first novel isn’t a goal. Visiting all seven continents isn’t a goal. Opening a food truck isn’t a goal. Finding true love isn’t a goal. 

Fulfillment is the only goal. Everything else is an intermediary. 

The real question is, what is our definition of fulfillment? Because if we figure that out, how we get there doesn’t really matter. 

Personally, fulfillment comes from my ability to answer yes to any of the following questions. 

Are you in a position to organize your life around your highest aspirations? 

Are you living in a universe where your values are successfully achieved? 

Are you using all of your skills to make a difference in every area of your life? 

Is meaning making the primary organizing principle of your life? 

Are you making yourself proud by manifesting your values? 

Are you doing right for you based on your chosen integrity? 

If so, then consider me fulfilled. 

That’s why we’re here. To build the self around transcendent goals. 

Everything else is just a strategy. 


Are you reigning in the kingdom of mundane fulfillments?

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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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