Living Without a Goal

Living Without a Goal[PDF] ✩ Living Without a Goal Author James Ogilvy – In what may be the most radical business book ever published philosopher Jay Ogilvy shows that living without a goal is the only way to accomplish anything In the 1980s we ran our lives with all the d In what may be the most radical business book ever published philosopher Jay Ogilvy shows that Living Without a Goal is the only way to accomplish anything In the s we ran our lives with all the direction and confidence filofaxes and to do lists could provide Living Without eBook ↠ Always knowing exactly where we were headed we climbed toward the goals corporate America held out in front of us like so many carrots higher salaries better titles impressive offices But after a decade of climbing the air is getting thin We crave the chance to create to express ourselves and to make a difference not just a living It is time says businessmanphilosopher James Ogilvy to tear up the to do lists and grant ourselves the freedom to enjoy what E M Forster calls the lights and shades that exist in the greyest conversation Ogilvy shows that richness and color and flavor flood back into our lives once we set aside the goals that hold us captive He explores how philosophers from Plato to Nietzsche lovers ideologues and executives have at one time or another lived without goals What emerges from his argument is a new look at how to achieve personal creativity and freedom by fashioning one's day to day life not as a larger goal producing machine but as a personal work of art. A few pages into this book it becomes clear that Ogilvy had one goal to sell books to schmucks who can't formulate positive workable goals for their livesA good friend had tried to read this book and he passed it on to me to find out whether I could find anything of genuine interest in it I failed in that goal Perhaps I shouldn't have set such a goal to begin with but instead have simply set back and enjoyed Ogilvy's prose I think I would have failed at that goal too My next goal is to pass the book on to someone else to see if it benefits his life any than it did mine I expect that goal to be missed as well But then maybe that's Ogilvy's point I like to think that I know something about living without a goal after all I have been doing it long enough This book naturally attracted my interest but barely sustained it throughout the read The author does offer some very thought provoking insights but overall it was just too dense to be enjoyable too much like a textbook Maybe some examples or some humor would have made it an easier read I'm not suggesting it should have been dumbed down for the masses but accessibility would have been nice I would probably call this self help but I don't have a shelf for that because it's not generally my thing I like the title and the thesis I have come to believe that a life enslaved to a single Goal no matter how noble becomes a mechanism rather than an organism a business plan rather than a biography a tool rather than a giftSo that's what I likedIt has the tone of those superficial business pep talk books but is championing taking a less goal oriented approach to life That sums it up Not a how to book but rather a philosophical discussion about the differences between living an artful life versus a goal driven one Interesting This book explains many of the ways we think about life work love and goals It went through ways that we approach what life is about and I recognized myself in various of the stages of deciding what that is for me and how to do it Often there are Big Goals or one overwhelming Goal At any rate the author introduces much philosophy and explains what we have thought in the past about our purpose and how we may do well to not have so much of a purpose More about being vs doing knowing vs understanding looking at form vs function and maybe just letting it be a bit enjoying instead of having a duty to be productive No answers given Something to think about and maybe read this book than once Found nothing of interest in this rambling disjointed book Not a bad readbut honestly I had to use the dictionary a lot

Living Without a Goal MOBI ´ Living Without  eBook
  • Paperback
  • 201 pages
  • Living Without a Goal
  • James Ogilvy
  • English
  • 13 February 2016
  • 9780385417990