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Responsibility and Time Factor in Goal Setting

The "goal setting issue" is very often spotted throughout modern coaching, training and developing systems, no matter personal or business related. I'm pretty certain that if you read this, than you've already spotted the SMART concept (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, defined in Time) or variation of the same. The issue is massively exploited! No wonder, it touches a sensitive area of human living.

In order to understand the process of setting and achieving goals, it's essential to have in mind several basic points.

In this concept, everything that exists in the Universe, other people, plants, animals, mountains, rocks, is represented by a marble. (Please note, the "real" Universe is not definite. The combination of life forms existing in the Universe is also not definite. However, the jar is definite, and the number of marbles and color combination of the same in the jar is also definite.)

So I am also one of the marbles, living in the jar. Now, I look at the surrounding and find it unacceptable (In my "real life", I get dissatisfied with the current state, at least in one area of my life). So, I make a decision to reorganize the surrounding layout of the marbles and make it suitable to my current needs (I decide to make a change in my life and improve the area that I'm not happy with).

Now here comes the crucial moment. If I want to make those changes, the layout of ALL marbles in the jar is inevitably changed! If someone (the one existing in 4th dimension) observes the situation, he(she) notices that the whole layout of the marbles in the jar has been changed! Forever! No chance to take the move back!

The truth (let's get out of the jar) is - one can't change anything in one's Micro-Universe unless the whole Macro-Universe is changed. The responsibility is vast. But no matter what, the decisions should be made.

Actually, there is no way the process can be stopped, because that's how the Universe expands. By developing process of the Micro-Universes (through their decisions to change something), the Macro-Universe expands, develops, evolves

Again, the decision should be made and, yes, the priorities should be occasionally rearranged. However, one should be ready to bear the Responsibility of the consequences that are going to come in, once a decision is made. And what are they going to look like is not always predictable.

To be brutally clear about what I mean, if one decides to get rich, a death of close relative and getting a big inheritance is not reflecting the prime idea, is it? A caution on what we are wishful for is highly recommended. Else, being ready for the consequences is not bad at all. The burden could be so big that one could repentin vain, of course.

Now, let's get back to those Goal setting concepts and the Time factor. I've never spotted one that doesn't recommend making our goal time specific. However, the more I advance on my journey, the more I see myself time detached. My ultimate goal in this life time is: To die aware. Or, in other words, to be conscious, alert, awarewhen the physical death takes place.

Now, following the recommendations of these concepts, there have been some goals of mine that I'd set in terms of time. The truth is, I've never achieved any goal in the time frame I'd set it so far.

Yes, the goals are being achieved, progress is being made, but the time button doesn't work. At least for me! Although being less and less dependable on time, I'm still functioning as an ordinary human being in this time-space, so I can't just neglect the time concept. However, the time specific goal seems somehow shallow and defected.

No matter how strong, valued, clean, honest and purposeful our goals are, the Universe, the big sea consisted of us as precious drops, operates through its own laws, executing the Big Plan.

There is no time in Eternity.

Copyright © 2003 Mitko Keramitchiev --- Skopje, Macedonia