Goal vs Vision

is what you’re looking at
without needing
to reaching it.

is something
you reach.

You can turn your vision
into a goal,
but you can also focus
on a vision
without making it
a goal,
because focus
gives us direction
and that may be


we wonder to ourselves
why we have to make mistakes
to learn what others
already seem
to know.

Without realizing
that they, too,
may have had to make
the same mistakes,
just earlier than us.

Or that they have yet to learn,
but merely come across
as if they’ve learned
given the luck
and grace
of their circumstances.


we judge ourselves
a workaholic,
because after hours and hours
of work
we still feel
like we should work

But upon reflection,
we may realize
that had our hours and hours
of work
fulfilled our need
to make progress
we may not feel like
we should work

Hiring & Being Hired

If we have an outcome
we want to see happen
by hiring,
not merely a job description
to match,
may we take responsibility
for clarifying and communicating
what that is.

If we wish to fulfill the purpose
for having been hired
instead of merely offering skills
and completing tasks,
may we take responsibility
for discovering and clarifying
what outcome
we were hired
to realize.

Selfish vs Altruistic

The quicker
we free ourselves of the judgment
that we are doing something
and admit
that we are doing something
because we feel
pleasant emotions
knowing what we did
mattered to others,
the quicker we can go beyond
the dualistic paradigm
of selfish
vs altruistic
and begin the creation
of a virtuous cycle
or the destruction
of a vicious cycle.