“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
This quote has a lot of meaning and depth in life. It hit me hard when I first read it because i found a way to connect with it. Dalai Lama said that life is about being happy with yourself, and to achieve that feeling, one achieves their goals. Even seeing how long you could hold your breath. What ever it is, It must have meaning Those goals can either be helping in community service, becoming a better person, or in your life. The more goals you achieve, the more you become happy with yourself.
Finding your goal comes naturally. Your goals are based on what is important to you. For example, If you are a basketball player, you goal would be to score more points in a game. To achieve the goal, you must set schedules on achieving whatever goal you have and always constantly mentally picturing yourself achieving the goal. Some questions you may ask are; Is it worth my time? How will it make me a better person? Is it a reasonably achievable goal?
Finding your goal is a whole different story when it comes to actually trying to achieve success. It is very challenging to have more than one goal at a time because you can become good at each of those goals, however, you won’t become excellent. If you divert all your time and focus on that one goal, you’ll not only achieve it, but you will achieve it greatly. For example; I am a golfer, but also I like film making. Obviously those are two way different things. These hobbies are very hard to succeed in and it takes a lot of hard work and practice. If I wants to do both, it would take me a long time to be very good at it because I would be dividing my time on the two different hobbies. But if I only do one hobby, say golf, I would be very good at it. It’s not bad at all to be good at 2 things, actually its much better to be good at many things. Being better at many things is a great achievement which leads to happiness. But the hardest thing for me is deciding on which path to choose, being good at multiple things, or great at one thing. So I asked my uncle yesterday when he was helping me with chemistry, and he told me that being good at one thing is much better, and that was what colleges were looking for. However I just can’t do it because I equally love both hobbies very much even though i know that having one is better.