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Goals and Ambitions Share your goals and ambitions here, whether they are about your future career, recovery aims or anything else you're hoping to achieve.

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Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 5th 2011, 02:47 PM

I have goals for school, goals for my future career, etc...but I also have another goal: writing a book. I want to write and publish at least one book in my lifetime. I don't care how successful it is, I just want it out there. Not a book on my subject, though (computer science)...I'm thinking fantasy/adventure. Does anyone else have a goal that doesn't quite relate to their life?


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 5th 2011, 03:11 PM

Forgive me, but I don't see how this doesn't relate to your life? After all, it is something that you want to spend time out of your life doing, so it has to be a part of it.

Actually, I can't see how it's possible to have a personal goal (versus stuff like 'world peace', for example) that isn't... personal.


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 11th 2011, 12:00 AM

Hey Christine!

I agree with the above. And actually, I have the same goal as you do. I've written the VERY rough draft of a novel and I would like to maybe revise it (a LOT) and publish it or write a different novel later on that I will publish. But writing isn't something I'm sure I want to make a career of. It's just something I love doing, and if it pans out, great. If not, I have other things I love to do as well.

So, to make a long answer short...No. I don't think it's weird at all, but it does relate to your life!


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 11th 2011, 01:01 PM

Christine, this totally relates to your life. You obviously enjoy writing, so you want to make it something you can be known for, right? Loads of people have this goal, so no, I don't think it's strange at all. In fact, I'd love to get a book out there too, only a poetry book, as I don't have the persevierence to write a novel

Anwyay, I wish you the best of luck in acheiving your goal, if you put your mind to it, anything is possible.


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 13th 2011, 05:24 AM

It dose relate to your life. And good luck with it


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 16th 2011, 01:28 PM

Even if it didn't relate, it's not like you're forbidden to have unrelated goals. I want to master the Japanese language, and I'm going into psychology. In this world, there is so much to learn, and if you narrowed yourself to one specific place, then it just wouldn't be any fun. So go ahead and write that book! You can do it.


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 16th 2011, 03:11 PM

I'm guessing what you mean by "unrelated" is a goal that doesn't pertain to your chosen career path. In which case, yes, I do have some of those. I'm looking to go into philosophy and/or sociology, but I also have dreams like becoming fluent in French, perhaps writing a book (not sure), and helping people who are struggling with various issues like I do on here. It's great that you have an idea of what you want to do when you're older, but remember that you don't have to limit yourself to that one particular area. Like Alice said, if you did that, your life wouldn't be as fun or fulfilling!

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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 18th 2011, 12:53 AM

I don't think its weird. Different people have different interests


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 18th 2011, 03:39 AM

Not at all shoot for the moon, so you can land among the *stars*
   
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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 18th 2011, 07:38 AM

Yup! I'd like to publish a book too! (: & at least create a nice piece of clothing for myself to wear as part of fashion designing (:



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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 23rd 2011, 04:23 PM

It's totally normal. At some point most people will get bored with their own life and want to do something totally different that seems unrelated to their current life. Bored isn't the right word but it's the shortest way to put it.


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Re: Is it strange to have a goal that doesn't relate to anything in your life? - April 24th 2011, 08:33 AM

I have a goal to visit space, and I want to go into script writing. You can have goals for anything, so long as you know you can work towards them.

I'm going to work hard, earn money and then buy a flight to space with virgin. Nothing whatsoever to do with my career choice, but a goal nonetheless.

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