Do What You’re Interested In

Here’s my reaction to the above Pete Davis/Goalcast statement:

“Commit to something” should be replaced, as much as possible, by “do what you’re interested in.” Do more of what you’re more interested in and less of what you’re less interested in. When you’re no longer interested in what you’re doing, as much as possible, stop doing it.  When you find something new that you become interested in, do it–IF YOU CAN!  Pete Davis/Goalcast are wrong! wrong! wrong! when they state on their About Us page: “Anyone has the potential to reach their goals no matter how ambitious.”  No they don’t!  You can’t, a la Nike, “Just Do It.”  You can only do what you’re now doing and what you might do.  What might you do?  Nobody, including you, knows.  So, what to do? what to do?  Now, I’ll repeat what I said at the outset: “do what you’re interested in. Do more of what you’re more interested in and less of what you’re less………”

Everyone’s behavior, including striving for this or that goal, is a result of his/her environment (mom, dad, neighborhood, school, etc.). That’s the main reason (genes also count) why people in Chicago’s South and West Sides behave differently than people in Streeterville.  Different environments, different behaviors.  As much as possible, do what you’re interested in–if you can; that’s the best you can do.

About georgebeam

George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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