a nice quote from Vernon Howard-
He lives as he does because he thinks there is nothing better.
Pause and consider this idea. A tremendous clue to lofty living is hidden within."
This concurs with the entry on the main blog - gaiawriter - about goals. Unless the goals propose a definite and particular kind of life that is better than the present one, then they WILL NOT WORK.
Likewise, the project of Enlightenment involves a chick of willingness to entertain the possibility that a better life than this is possible. Then the anabolic (life- and growth-enabling influences of higher lives become present and possible out of potentiality and into increasingly levels of actuality, concluding in the actuality of Enlightenment itself.