I was just coming off a 11 year corporate career and the relief I was feeling of not having any goals was unparalleled.
In that post I theorized that humans don’t perform well when they chase goals.
Our brain is wired to “live in the moment” and that’s when we feel the most joy.
When I read that post again I feel a sense of cringe as well as a sense of pride at the same time 😅
In the 6 months since that post I’ve done a bunch of things, worked on many projects and observed my workflow closely.
As I sit down to review the half year gone by, I realize that I actually work better with goals.
I know I’m contradicting myself.
But hear me out -
Outcome Goals vs Output Goals
I’m not going to go into each project and discuss how good or bad it was, that’s not very interesting. Rather, I’ll talk about the general lessons I learned in the process of working on those projects.
Either through service businesses like ghostwriting or product consulting, or through products such as my writing course.
Or through a mix of product and service business such as the mastermind program I launched a couple of weeks back.
But I want to explore more.
I’m in a constant struggle to figure out the right balance between freedom, fulfillment and financial stability.
Every project or task I perform is an input to this complex program in my mind that is trying to find this balance.
So I thought - how can I feed more data to this program quickly? How can I run it many times, find that perfect harmony between what the world needs and what I am willing to offer it happily?
As crazy as it sounds, the more I thought about it, the more it became clear to me that I had launch more products and services, try out different business ideas and go through the whole cycle of “Launch>Sell>Build Product> Iterate” many many times to reach the ideal configuration.
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