Monday, May 21, 2007

Progress on the Uncompletable

I help people all the time. I helped a friend move this weekend, even though I practically had to bend his arm behind his back to let me. I helped his dad build a fence last fall. I helped my sister buy a car by co-signing her loan. I regularly give a lot more money than I can afford to pan handlers. I hold doors open for others. The list really goes on and on.

I added the goal “to help people” to my list on 43 Things because it is a lifelong desire. It is also a goal that will never be truly complete. As such, I am marking it off my list, not because I’ve filled my quota but because I’m trying to make my goals more practical and measurable. I still want to help people and I believe I always will. But I don’t need 43 Things’ help to track my progress here. Having this goal has never motivated me to do something different.

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