We all know we need goals in life. That is obvious. Without goals then we are merely drifting through life and going wherever we may be led. Hence the proverbial; 'going down a river without a paddle'. However, having goals is not sufficient. We must realize the paramount necessity to have one overlying goal for life. Something that our entire existence is tied to. Something that unites all of our endeavors in this life. Without having the clarity of understanding what the goal of life is; without knowing what we are living for then whatever temporary goals we have will become the goal of our life. If we are in school, then the goal of life is simply to graduate. When we graduate then the goal of life is to pass the bar. Once we achieve that then our goal in life is to get a job. The means of living become the end themselves. Even though we may have a paddle in our boat that is not enough. We better make sure that we have a map as well.
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