Goals are necessary to be happy

It’s funny when you start to pay attention to something, it seems like it starts showing up everywhere. I have a friend who said she never particularly noticed pregnant women until she became pregnant, then she started seeing pregnant women everywhere.

And what, you ask, does that have to do with setting goals? 🙂

Just this. Lately I’ve been thinking about how goals affect happiness, and I started noticing the same message about how we’re happiest when we’re pursuing and achieving (or at least moving closer to) an important goal in our life. I believe that’s certainly been the case in my life, and it seems it’s universal.

One of the places this message “popped up” for me recently was in an ezine I received, and I wanted to share it here:

“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.”

— Earl Nightingale
 
Don’t worry ….. be happy …… work toward your goals.

One Response to “Goals are necessary to be happy”

  1. eihcra says:

    Gosh, Mike, this is so true. Especially with your example about the pregnant women. So true 🙂 And I agree, goals = happiness 🙂

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