Have you ever wondered how set an objective and ensure that you will carry it out?
This principle based on Aristotle’s theory of “telos” can help guide you toward the best practice for seeing your end goals through to completion.
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Many people in modern terms talk about objectives, aims, fulfillment, completion of a goal.
The ancients, for example Aristotle, referred to the term “telos”.
In Greek, telos means an end, a fulfillment, a completion, a goal, or an aim, and it’s the source of the modern word
This was taken much more seriously than today, for example when might you set a New Year’s resolution
In the ancient days, this telos, this fulfillment, this goal was taken as sacred, and it wouldn’t be the same as setting a
New Year’s resolution these days: it was something that had to be undertaken.
So the next time you are thinking about a goal, an objective, or aim, think about the sacred power of the ancients, of Aristotle.
Send yourself the message that the telos is resolute.
Imagine that when making a promise to yourself, a New Year’s resolution, you must be totally resolute and guarantee the outcome.
This will help build your integrity. Fulfilling a telos to yourself, keeping your own promises, or keeping promises to other people help build confidence and trust in ourselves.
This is what is important, more than the trivial nature of setting goals that happens more and more in modern life.
So set a goal, think of the word telos, say “tell us” and then this will help you cement the idea that Aristotle had.
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