Originally Posted by Helper@Helpwanted
How can we differentiate Path and Goal?
I want to be an IAS officer. I saw this dream in 8th grade. So, this is my goal and to complete my 12th and do graduation with a coaching for UPSC exams is my path.
Thousands are walking on the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Dalai Lama. They do not have goals, but people like there preaching’s, accept there thoughts.
Imagine a story... It was around 10pm late night waiting for a bus to go home. I just withdraw cash from ATM since I have goal of paying rent tomorrow morning. Somehow, few morons were shadowing me from ATM machine till Bus stop. They have a goal to rob me. I have 3 options, either to give them whatever I have, or I argue or start running till I get help.
Ok. So what should be my goal? Or what should be my path?
I think my goal can be... hmm... Do I have enough time to think of Goal? Or I follow path, which I am following?
Am I sounding like I want answer regarding Goal VS Decisions?
see if you want to be an IAS..That is your goal
and u attend the upsc exams to follow your goal...agreed..!!!
but see there can be more than 2 ways also...you can bribe and make fake certificate and become an IAS also..
so now u have 1 goal and 2 paths... now you need to decide
what is more important to u...
the goal to become an IAS officer by hook or crook..
the path u choose..(on morality grounds)...this would mean you would give up if you dont pass the exam...