In today’s always-on, always-connected world, it’s hard to resist the temptation to constantly grind — if you don’t, how are you ever going to meet the goals you’ve laid out for yourself? But if you ask Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp and author of It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work, that pursuit is all in vain.
“The reason I don’t set goals is because they’re mostly artificial. You either hit the goal and you’re happy, or you don’t hit it and you’re upset. And if you hit it, then you just set up another one,” Fried shares in the latest episode of Glassdoor’s podcast, IN PURSUIT. “I think the key is to just do the best you can, and you shouldn’t need a goal to do that. Hopefully, you’re going to do the best you can anyway.”
While it might sound counterproductive, freeing himself of artificial goals has helped Fried focus on what’s important and prioritize his time accordingly. As a result, he’s achieved something that most CEOs can only dream of: balance. Despite leading a successful web application […]