Myth: You Don’t Need Goals To Be Happy or Successful.
Reality: The Road to Happiness and Success is Paved With Goals!
More than anything else, people seek happiness. And, while happiness itself is sought for its own sake, goals such as health, beauty, spiritual growth, money, or power are valued because we believe they make us happy.
Can you consider yourself happy or successful without goals? Yes, but it’s only a temporary hit. The pursuit and achievement of a goal actually goes hand-in-hand with happiness and success. It’s part of a completion factor.
True happiness and success don’t happen on their own. Ever. Not by chance, the luck of the draw or the good luck fairies. They are not the result of good fortune or random choice. Happiness and success do not depend on events, but rather, on how you interpret them. They are not something that money can buy or power command.
Happiness and success are uniquely individual. Comparing yourself to someone else is a dead-end proposition. Think of the wicked step-mother in Snow White. She set herself up for failure every time she demanded: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?”
By comparing herself to Snow White, she guaranteed humiliation, stress and unhappiness for herself. The only way she could measure up was by disillusionment.
Who or what are you comparing yourself with? Your best friend? Someone within your workplace? Someone with money … lots of it? What about the movies, TV, etc?
Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately. How do you prepare for happiness? The answer is simple: Set your goals and objectives that will make you happy. Not your friends, your spouse or partner, not your kids, society or the neighbors. Just you. Period.
Anything and Everything Counts!