“The life we want is not merely the one we have chosen and made, it is the one we must be choosing and making.” ~Wendell Berry
Today I was thinking about my goals and I ran across this quote by Sid Caesar: “In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived.” In Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach talks about her authenticity and says: “It is the striving to be authentic that makes you so, not the end result.” We are not always moving in a linear way, we often move in circles. People strive to become something or accomplish something but the truth is we are never done. We are always changing and evolving.
Many people have a goal to “get organized”. They think that once they are organized that all of their problems will be solved. It’s important to clear the clutter and put everything in its place but if you don’t have great systems you’ll be right back where you started in no time. Organizing is a process that truly never ends. You will set up systems and those systems will evolve and change. Know that you have a system that works right now. Follow that system. Change and adapt the system as your life changes.