Goals and Optimism

Here at the Grey School of Wizardry, one of our numerous special interest clubs is Wizard Wednesday. This group brings together faculty and apprentices to help facilitate their progress in the magickal arts by providing a friendly environment to set goals, receive advice on classwork, and to benefit from the combined wisdom and experience of the attendees.

A favorite topic of the group is planning and productivity. Relating to this topic, a link was shared at last week’s meeting that may be of interest to a wider audience.

You can read it here: https://mindlevelup.wordpress.com/planning-101/

The major point of it is that a study recently found that only 30% of people actually meet their goals (by finishing on time), even if they try to plan for “worst case scenarios.”

The article points out that the cause for this is mostly due to biases and flaws in our planning, which causes us to fail to account for various problems and delays that may arise. Several methods are presented to help alleviate this tendency, which are well worth a look.

As wizards, a major concern is self-knowledge. Ancient Greek and Egyptian people had a popular proverb: “know thyself.” It was an injunction to know one’s self and one’s nature, including limitations and flaws.

know-thyself
Know Thyself

Perhaps, inspired by this ancient wisdom and modern knowledge, you will be led to examine yourself and your plans from a more objective and truthful standpoint. The only thing you have to lose is your ignorance.