Ideas are precious and constitute the basis of civilization. Without the concepts of free trade, freedom of speech, and human rights, our standard of living would rapidly fall to medieval levels. Personal goals shape a sustained vision that transforms our talents into valuable products of services.
Your personal goals in the light of distractions, irrelevancies, and obstacles
Closed doors reflect fear of change.
Rational objectives will take you forward, but it is essential that
those are compatible. Inconsistent principles rob each other's force and
deplete each other's resources. Keep you door open to new concepts and
ideas, but make sure that those are logically integrated.
you discover that some of your goals are wrong, you should discard them.
On the other hand, if your ambitions are annoying but consistent, keep
them, since they might lead you to a breakthrough improvement.
Why integration is the key to personal effectiveness, achievement, and stress reduction
goals will take you places, but inconsistent ambitions will only wear you
down, making you stressed, anxious, and depressed. Pursuing compatible goals increases personal effectiveness and
Consistent ideals also improve man's reasoning
capacity. Modern life requires instantaneous choices. Individuals who
possess well-integrated goals can deal with complexity in the most
Rational men ensure the consistency of their
actions by defining clear objectives for the remaining decades of their
life. Effective living requires that our choices, minor or fundamental,
are aligned with our overriding goals. Individuals who follow this
principle tend to become an outstanding success.
For more information about rational living and personal development, I refer you to my book The 10 Principles of Rational Living
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