The Perils of Milestones

art of encore living tga Jan 18, 2023
Scott Perry promoting the perils of milestones and how to make better decisions by employing the investor frame

This is my 500th blog post.

Time to celebrate, right?

I’m not so sure.

When I began blogging, I didn’t define “success” by a specific number of posts (word count, readership numbers, etc.).

I began blogging to figure things out for myself and iterate and improve upon ideas that inspire intentional action.

Achieving milestones was a side effect of blogging. It wasn’t the point.

Milestones are all well and good until they’re not.

I’ve set an ideal weight as a milestone worth striving for and reached it more times than I can count.

This begs the question, is it worth celebrating if you can’t sustain a milestone after achieving it?

Too often, milestones (or any other goals) are simply arbitrary. They don’t necessarily help us play our game, never mind any game worth playing.

The reward from an activity is in the intention and integrity of its execution, not the achievement of an arbitrary goal.

Where in your life endeavors are you so focused on the destination that you fail to enjoy the journey?

Scott Perry, Encore Life Coach at Creative on Purpose

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