Setting goals can feel like a little… much these days. How demoralizing is it when you set your mind to something—saving an extra few hundred bucks this month, or finally using that online yoga subscription, or making one new vegetarian dinner each week—and then proceed to immediately fail at it? Very, is the answer. And none of us needs to go looking for extra ways to feel bad these days.
So is there any way to keep moving forward without setting yourself up for frustration?
Darius Foroux’s advice: Take a cue from Stoicism and focus on what’s within your control. “Instead of looking at outcomes, you look at actions,” he writes on Medium. “The funny thing is that the less you obsess about the outcomes, the easier things will come to you. When you only focus on the process, you know you’re doing it right.”
Read Foroux’s entire Stoic Letter about goals here: