Life without goals has no purpose. I often joke with people that if I did not have to work for a paycheck, I would live on a remote stretch of beach and fish and surf the days away. But in all honesty I would last about a week. Goals give us purpose, something to strive for. They keep you up at night planning on how to conquer them and they you get you up in the morning so you can start chasing them. One of the amazing aspects of life in the kitchen is that there are an infinite number of goals to achieve. Just as you conquer one another arises and the challenge begins again.