Goals are good to have.
Goals give life purpose. A purpose even when the odds are against us.
Sometimes a life goal can be a significant gift to humanity. Sometimes they are simply for personal satisfaction.
His life goal was to both see and drive this car fully restored. He bought it in the mid 1970s when married to his first wife. He kept it after the divorce and it sat in pieces for many years in his garage, most of it in boxes, waiting for its restoration. Three years ago no longer in good enough health to restore it himself, he sent it away. Sent it for its restoration. This past week it was finished. He can’t even go down to the parking lot to see it.
I printed a dozen different photos of it and posted them around his room. When he is awake and able he points to the photos, smiles and he mouths the words “I am going to drive that car”.
No matter where we are in life we need a goal. I sincerely doubt he will actually ever even see it up close, but I am not the one who decides when he lives or dies. In the mean time he has a goal in front of him and it’s making him smile.
Life is a journey. Life is a gift. Life is but a dream.
Dreams bring goals and goals give purpose. Big or small, go ahead and dream your dream…
…dream that dream, find your purpose.