Themes vs. Goals

“We are in our natural state when thinking about the future, setting goals and making plans to reach them. But being so focused on future goals makes it hard, almost impossible, to stay in touch with the present.”

Since you’re probably considering your goals for the coming year, now is the perfect time to read this one.

Brian Casel suggests you focus on themes instead of goals and explains how choosing to pursue themes such as “more creative deep work” or “keep improving customer retention” can be a better way to stay focused on the present as opposed to setting specific long-term goals.

Related: Four ways to set a goal that will help you accomplish it.