What do goals have to do with happiness?
When we set goals for ourselves, we are looking into the future. To set a goal is to identify what you would like to happen in your life and what you would like to do. Hope is having the belief that good things will happen. Truly believing in yourself and truly believing that you can achieve the goals you set for yourself is an extension of having hope. To increase your happiness level even more, make sure to set small goals that you can achieve fairly soon (even today) as well as setting bigger goals that you might not completely fulfill until years down the line. When you achieve goals, you get a sense of accomplishment, possibly an energy boost, or at the least hopefully you feel good about having completed at least something. Something is better than nothing. Taking any step, no matter how small, is one step closer toward reaching those larger goals.
GOALS –> ACCOMPLISHMENT –> HAPPINESS
Happiness comes from goals because you feel more content, more satisfied, more at peace when you accomplish the tasks (goals) you set your mind to. It’s okay to feel good about yourself. Don’t measure yourself to what other people are doing or where they are at. Measure yourself to yourself, not in a negative way, but in a way that encourages you to be the best you that you can possibly be.
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Leave a Comment below to tell us:
- What goal do you have that you feel will lead to more happiness for you? OR
- What goal have you already achieved that has brought you happiness?
MY EXAMPLE: Completing this blog (a goal I had in my mind for the past couple of days) has brought me more happiness. Feeling the sense of accomplishment of getting it done (even if its not perfect) and having worked on my website some more makes me feel a bit happier ;o)