Some say that you have to chase your goals, others that you have to let them com

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  1. Earl S. Wynn profile image81
    Earl S. Wynnposted 12 years ago

    Some say that you have to chase your goals, others that you have to let them come to you.

    What do you say?

  2. msorensson profile image68
    msorenssonposted 12 years ago

    It is more often than not that our goals are programmed into us so it is worthwhile to rethink everything in terms of yourself. There is no one who can determine if for you.

    The other day I was answering a question in a public forum and I had come to realize that until I was twenty seven everything I did was for my parents, from 28 to thirty four, for my ex husband, and from then on until recently, my son. I had to figure out who this Melinda person is and what it is she wants for herself. It was pretty shocking...but then now I know..after more than half a century...that is a long time..

    I wrote about finding aligning your soul purpose and your vision at Ezine, Here is the link, if you are interested.. … id=3282209

    Perhaps the easiest way to think it is..if you were an unlimited being whose only purpose is to commune with life on this planet, what would you be doing?

    I wish you well in your pursuit.
    Kind regards,

  3. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    You have to hold on to your goals, your dreams, never let them go:
    Lose your dreams
    And you will lose your mind
    Ain't life unkind
    Jagger/Richard c1967, Ruby Tuesday

  4. skisy profile image90
    skisyposted 12 years ago

    People need to choose their goals and then work towards them, very few goals can be achieved by not doing something to actually achieve them, but it depends on what goals people have.

    I think some of the time, it's important to realise that goals are often not immediately achievable and even when working towards them, other things may get in the way and not always go the way you want. I believe its important to be able to adapt to those new situations, more than anything else.

    Some people never achieve their goals but are happy all their life, and some people do and then find that without anything left to work towards they feel lost and just make new goals. Of course there's nothing wrong with that, I just think it emphasises that in addition to goals and ambitions it's important to have something else to hold on as well, and not do what a lot of people do and refuse to be 'happy' until they've achieved their goals.

    I certainly have many things I hope to have accomplish, I have no idea how long they'll take, probably longer than at times I'd like to, but in a way things do happen in their own time, but the difference is I still have to do something to make them happen.

  5. phiphi profile image62
    phiphiposted 12 years ago

    This totally wrong that goal will come towards you. Just you have to set your goal and select the way you want to achieve your goal

  6. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    your not going to reach your goals by sitting and doing nothing with your life you have to put yourself out there and work to succeed success dosent come easy

  7. yolanda yvette profile image62
    yolanda yvetteposted 12 years ago

    Chase your dreams/goals.

    They're not gonna come a'knockin.

  8. BillyDRitchie profile image61
    BillyDRitchieposted 12 years ago

    If our goals came to us where would the inspiration be to get out there and work for it.  Goals are also rewards for hard work.

    In other words, be prepared to part with some sweat or forget it....

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    Sri Tposted 12 years ago

    Meditate. Concentrate on what you want. Ask for right guidance. Do the research. Get all the facts. Brainstorm. Write out a flexible plan of action. Put the plan into action. Make adjustments as needed. It is a combination of both.

  10. abbeynism profile image39
    abbeynismposted 12 years ago

    The two does not contradict. It comes from different people opinion and their way of life and thinking.

    firstly, you will chase your goal. but you cannot force it to come in your expectant time so your goal will come naturally after chasing.

    best regards.

  11. CarolineChicago profile image80
    CarolineChicagoposted 12 years ago

    You have to chase your goals (after you figure out what they are). They are not going to come to you.

  12. Research Analyst profile image77
    Research Analystposted 12 years ago

    This is a good statement because it has a two fold answer, first if one believes in the law of attraction that what we think about most will manifest itself in our lives then we can pretty much let the realization of our goals come to us as things, places and people are attracted to us.

    On the other hand it we do nothing, as far as setting goals or drawing up a dream board or take action on the necessary steps needed to reach our goals then we should go after what we want and make it happen, get in touch with the right people and take the right courses or whatever is needed to succeed.

  13. Neverletitgo profile image64
    Neverletitgoposted 12 years ago

    Yes, You need to chase and the only thing you can do is to do something so that you can reach your goal. It may take you time but you have to be patient.

  14. eshwar_1989 profile image69
    eshwar_1989posted 12 years ago

    sometimes you need to let your goals come to you(say marriage)
    And sometimes you have to chase your goals(say a job) smile

  15. Guy Foxe profile image61
    Guy Foxeposted 12 years ago

    It depends on what your "goal" is.  If your goal is to do nothing, it is usually better to wait for it to come to you.  On the other hand, sometimes doing nothing is a lot of work: the rent is due, the roof is leaky, you're hungry.  Doing nothing can become a full time job.

    In love, war and business, however, it is sometimes better to sit back and not look overly eager.  Sometimes inaction is the best way to get what you want.  For example, once you put a proposal in (to a job or lover), you might be best served by waiting for the answer before you jump in again and reveal an inner lack of confidence.

    There is a time for both chasing and sitting back.

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    reeltaulkposted 12 years ago

    What other people have to say should NeveR matter unless you want it too.  You can match a persons words to their actions.  lol And 99.9% of the time it never matches up.  So go figure and make a responsible decision from what you hear them say as well as sEE them do!

    Vonda G. Nelson

  17. Vicki.Pierce profile image68
    Vicki.Pierceposted 12 years ago

    "The big secret in life is that there is no big secret.  Whatever your goal, you CAN get there if you're willing to work."

  18. yareli34 profile image59
    yareli34posted 12 years ago

    yes you have to chse your goals  bacause you cant just sit the and get bad ggrdes an  stuuff you have  too work hard to accomplish what you want

  19. profile image52
    maidmarion9posted 12 years ago

    Its true, if you know what your goals are, then you can chase them a bit.  Sometimes though, if you don't really know what you want, goals do come to you, or ways which you never thought, things you never thought you would do, will come to you, and when you pursue them you realise they are good goals!

  20. Gabriel Wilson profile image91
    Gabriel Wilsonposted 12 years ago

    I think you do have to chase some of your goals. If you want to be a doctor you have to follow certain channels. If you want to live in another country you've got to move your butt. However I do believe that if you're too busy chasing everything you might just miss out on something very special. Also remember goals are very individual while some want to climb Mount Everest or swim with sharks others strive to have a weekend off or change their car every two years. The person with a hectic family life might just think the person who wants to swim with sharks has the better deal, and a better survival rate.


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