The other day I visited Artboy68’s blog where he has a goal of drawing 100 portraits in 20 weeks—what an admirable goal. I started to think about other goals I’ve heard about: WordPress’ Post a Day, reading a list of classics by the end of the year, working out 4 days a week. I admire people who set such goals and work hard to reach them.
These are what some call active or positive goals. I spent the last few days thinking about this and realize that when I set goals, they are passive or negative goals: starting today I will not drink coffee, I will not eat as many carbs, and I will not read fiction or watch movies while taking classes. Continue reading