“Goals, incorrectly, assume that we already know what it is that we want. Interestingness is more humble. It makes up its mind as it moves, slowly blowing from one thing to another, until it eventually grasps something that lies beyond prediction.”
It’s great to have goals, but it can also be problematic because goals tend to be rooted in a series of assumptions about the future which may not be true for you.
He explains that by making your goal to pursue things that interest you, you create a short feedback loop and give yourself more flexibility to adapt to life as you live it.