GOALS AND YOUR PERSONAL HAPPINESS
“Success equals goals… all else is commentary.” – Brian Tracy
If you are going on a journey, you don’t only need to know where you are going in order to get there, you also need to know where you are right now! We are all in essence looking for happiness, what made us happy yesterday doesn’t necessarily make us today, and what makes us happy today is not guaranteed to make us happy tomorrow!
We want both variety and certainty! We want things to change and to remain the same. Our success in finding the balance between the two brings us happiness. We can also find happiness not only in the thought of achieving our goals, but in the pursuing of them too. Getting the goal becomes part of the certainties we have and then it’s time to find new goals, to keep us happy.
Success is a feeling of happiness; note Brian Tracy didn’t say “Success equals achieved goals” just having goals is enough. So, where are you now? Where would you like to be? How are you going to go about finding your way there? What specific actions are you taking today to get you closer to your goals? Your intended achievements and the path you take to get them make you a success!
Happiness doesn’t come from other people, it comes from inside you. Happiness is an inside job! Having possessions won’t make you happy in the long term, because if your happiness depends on what you have and you don’t have it any more, where is your happiness then? When you have goals, expectancy of their achievement (faith) and you are actively pursuing them you will be happy!