Achieving Without Goals

When we fixate on goals, we shut ourselves off to new opportunities that open up in different directions — opportunities that we couldn’t have foreseen when we started out. But because we’re fixated on the goal, we don’t allow ourselves to go in this new direction.
— Leo Babauta, zenhabits.net

An interesting read on achieving without goals. For me, through my time at Art Center (going the rigors of a tight deadline and learning how to have a healthy work/life balance), I've learnt to set goals in order to establish a direction to head towards, while leaving my options open along the way. Much like in compass navigation, where you plot a course towards a certain location but more often than not have to improvise along the way.

via zenhabits.net