Connecting to the Goal
17 April 2020
Each human being has goals that they want to achieve through the course of their existence. Whether they are conscious of these goals or not, every human being has set goals for their life. Although all human beings have goals, we cannot say all human beings achieve their goals. The question is, what drives human beings to be successful in achieving their goals and how can we utilize this same principle as a species to ensure we are successful in the goal of building a better global human civilization? The answer to this question leads us to our next guiding principle.
The next guiding principle that will help humanity stay on track to achieve the goal of building a better global human civilization, is accountability. What does it mean to be accountable though? As the HCRC, we define accountability as the act of owning your actions or inactions and the results they produce. As human beings, our ability to hold ourselves accountable can occur sometimes before, during, or after an initial action has occurred. Since human beings are creatures of habit whos lives are built upon the actions of our day to day life, we can constantly use prior experiences of action or inaction to help hold ourselves accountable again in the present. This process of holding ourselves accountable in the present moment then allows us to direct our actions in a way that will support the achievement of our goal rather than detract from it.
You may ask, if we have set a goal, then why would anything detract from it? As many human beings can attest to, myself included, the short term results of instant gratification actions can prevent us from achieving a long term goal we desire. Generally, this occurs because our long term goals are exactly that, long-term. That duration of time usually indicates that the goal is not an easy goal to achieve, and in turn will take tactical discipline to achieve it. We must understand that accountability enables us to remain disciplined towards the achievement of the goal. The question is, how accountable we hold ourselves towards a specific goal. This factor varies based on the human in question, the goal itself, and essentially how connected to achieving that goal the human in question is. If those variables do not align then there is no reason why that human would want to hold themselves accountable to that goal.
When an individual human being sets a goal for themselves, generally it is a personal goal that will have a limited impact on other people. This is why when the new year comes and many humans set new goals or try to reset a goal, they still fail in achieving those goals. You cannot actively achieve a goal if you lack the accountability to achieve them. Now, it is not to say that some human beings may passively achieve a goal, in which they get lucky or things just seem to line up and fall on their lap. For the vast majority of human beings though, this doesn’t seem to be the case. The achievement or the failure to achieve a goal is usually taken lightheartedly from many, and that is due to the fact they set these goals in a very lighthearted manner. As individual human beings, we must delve into the purpose behind a goal we are setting and why it is important to us. We must ask ourselves how achieving this goal will enable me to be the best version of myself, while simultaneously asking ourselves, what are the results that can occur if I do not achieve this goal. When we can focus on these questions and answering them honestly to ourselves, we can then find either our connection to that goal or we will truly know we are not connected to that goal. With a connection built to a goal, the likelihood of holding oneself accountable towards that goal is more probable.
As individuals, we all have to work to maintain these connections to our goals, and we have to be selective in the goals we decide to connect with. When we are deciding what goals we want to connect with, we must ensure that the goal does not violate the privileges of existence for any other human being. As long as our goals as an individual do not violate another human being’s privilege to life and liberty then we can further proceed towards connecting with that goal. Once we have built a solid connection with the goal, accountability can now kick in. One may ask, how can someone know if they feel a sense of accountability towards a goal?
The answer to what accountability feels like lies in the day to day tasks it takes to achieve a goal. When you go to complete a task that is required to achieve a goal or even think of doing the task itself, you may have an aversion to doing that task. This is a common feeling for many and is nothing to be ashamed of. The difference between an accountable human being and one that is not accountable is that voice in their head that nudges them to complete the task and reminds them how disappointed they would be with themselves if they didn’t complete the task at hand. That is how you will know you’ve built accountability. When not doing the task to achieve the goal annoys you more than doing the task does, you are connected to the goal. Once those scales have been tipped we can then say that one’s accountability towards a goal is strong. One thing we must remember as always is that our abilities to build and demonstrate accountability for a goal can diminish at a moment’s notice if we do not actively remind ourselves of our connection to the initial goal. As long as we are still experiencing existence though, we have a chance to become accountable towards the proper goals.
The same principles of accountability can be applied to the goals we set as a human species. If we are to achieve the goal of building a better global human civilization, accountability is necessary then. When accountability is layered into the pathway alongside all of our other guiding principles such as compassion, open-mindedness, and patience we can truly ensure that we can find our way to our goal. Overall, we can make sure that the actions that we take, support the goal we want to achieve.
As the HCRC, we have detailed countless times that we believe humanity’s goal needs to be building a better global civilization that has the best in mind for every member of human species. We have outlined a set of guiding principles and ideologies that enable our ability to achieve this goal. Now the time has come to refine the goal itself and how the Human Civilization Reformation Coalition intends to achieve this goal. Join us next Friday as we begin to elaborate on the vision of the HCRC and how every and any human being can assist in contributing.
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