Arbitrary Stupid Goal

A goal that isn’t too important makes you live in the moment, and still gives you a driving force. This driving force is a way to get around the fact that we will all die and there is no real point to life.

But with the ASG there is a point. It is not such an important point that you postpone joy to achieve it. It is just a decoy point that keeps you bobbing along, allowing you to find ecstacy in the small things, the unexpected, and the everyday.

What happens when you reach the stupid goal? Then what? You just find a new ASG.

– Tamara Shopsin

Seen here: Something to look forward to, by Austin Kleon

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I highly recommend her book Arbitrary Stupid Goal. It is terribly charming and very New York.

  2. There is no real point to life? The point of life is love.
    In the words of the great Chrissie Hynde :
    Now the reason we’re here
    Every man, every woman
    Is to help each other
    Stand by each other
    When love walks in the room
    Everybody stand up
    Oh it’s good, good good
    Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you

    Now go out and do something helpful and kind for someone today. And that’s no arbitrary stupid goal!

  3. goal is very important thing in life in every person if you want to achieve something in life you will have to make goal and write down in paper to achieve that dream. btw nice article.