To understand how setting and tracking and achieving GOALS is the way humans like you can re-shape the universe to something you like better.
Why? -> Reasons -> Rationality.
Asking WHY is how you cause the articulation of the REASONS you are doing something. *I never asked WHY and that's the Root of the (problem).
All Reasons come down to the primordial reason, Rho or P.
Emotions come and go and we forget how we felt before when we are in the flux of a new set of feelings, which can lead to us abandoning our goals because we can suddenly "want" something else and defocus.
RATIONAL GOALS get pursued OVER TIME because they MAKE SENSE.
Consider changing the origin note to GOAL note because "I want to achieve a GOAL and I open a space" is a solid use case to me...
"Want" = your GOAL.
- Saying "I want X" is semantically equivalent to "My goal is X".
- "Maybe you want X..." is a sly way of getting another person to want a goal that YOU have written up for them to want.
is it POSSIBLE to X?
If it is at least possible to have X come to pass, then you can brainstorm about it and figure out how you can make it happen.
If it is impossible to have X, really, you must arrive at that conclusion rationally or else you'll be in an emotional want-cycle that goes nowhere.
You must decide in order to get out of your desultory stuck-state.
If we can shift folks from an initial state of WANTING to an activated state of MAKING A GOAL we can render the goal-striving state more permanent.
You only want possible things to happen. It is possible for you to get to sleep with that girl... it is possible for you to make a lot of money all of a sudden... it is possible that X.
It is impossible to fly. This is why you don't want to fly. That is not some big goal of yours. If it were you could become a pilot and set that as a rational goal on the way to the emotional wanting-to-fly feeling.
QUESTIONS = quora?
I am worried folks won't "get it" because they already think of "questions" as being "a done thing".
Learning how to ask questions is a difficult skill. Setting a GOAL and working towards achieving it seems more primordial and universal.
I DIDN"T COME BACK
MY OLD QUESTIONS DID NOT EXCITE ME ENOUGH TO COME BACK. BUT MY OLD GOALS ARE DEFINITELY INTERESTING.
DECISION is the possibility-bridge.
If you WANT something that is not-very-possible or even impossible, it can drive you crazy unless you make a DECISION.
A decision is how you take temporary feelings and turn them into permanent reasons to do something and keep doing it. You have decided to get something close to what you emotionally-want by setting a goal to get something like that.
Let's test this out on a fresh space.
The true test is to open a new space and change that first note to GOAL automatically.
It's SINGULAR... GOAL not GOALS because that's more manageable, one GOAL to a space.
Get folks to set their GOAL and reach it with METANOTES.
- You want nothing.
- You want something impossible and will not compromise.
- You want something ideal and will not give up that ideal.
- You want something possible yet have not yet decided to make it your goal to get it so your halfhearted pursuit of that which you want is sub-optimal.
Ask Natalie out.
Get dad's startup funded.