I posted on Facebook the other day, a quote from Einstein, 'If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."
Do you know anyone who thinks that they have to have something because someone else has it?
Maybe this is you...or it was and you've since reformed.
Or, maybe it's never been you but you know at least one person like this. (Does it stress you out o be around them when they're playing the routine of "Keeping Up With The Jones'"?
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Going through life on auto-pilot
How happy are you? How happy does all of this make you?
f you're happy, honestly you're probably not looking to add more unless it's a necessity.
Now I'm not saying that you can't be happy and work on having a better life, but a better life isn't something that comes with things.
What is a better life?
A better life comes from knowing what you believe in, living what you believe, and being an example for those around you.
So, you can have a nice house and car, but if everything you do revolves around keeping up or being better than someone else, that will never lead to happiness.
You can want to be with someone, or wish someone had never hurt you, or wish a past relationship was different, that will never lead to happiness.
So, if you really want to be happy, and I mean calm and peaceful and grateful...
If you want to be someone who others want to be around because you bring out the best in them.
If you want to be around you, because let's face it, if you're playing to keep up with whomever you aren't satisfied with who you are and you're trying to avoid yourself.
If you really want to be happy you need to have goals, you need to work towards those goals, and you need to accomplish them, even if it's in stages.
What goals aren't
Goals aren't getting laundry done before Sunday morning, or cleaning the house before a certain time on Saturday, or anything like that.
Those are tasks that need to be completed, but they're not goals.
Goals are something that get you to the next level.
Goals are something that you need to think about, something that you can be proud of. .
Now, I'm not saying you can't be proud that you got all the laundry, cleaning and weekend errands done early, that's totally an accomplishment. But it's not something that's going to make you a better you.
So many of us don't have goals, we think we do, but we really don't.
A goal needs to be something measurable
"Lose 10 lbs in 6 weeks," that's a goal. "Reduce my cholesterol by 25 points," that's a goal. "Spend an hour a day with my family coloring or playing after work," that's a goal. I can go on and on, but you get the idea. Goals are something that will lead you to be the next best version of you. And goals are never ending. Once you achieve the first goal, you'll be elated, and you can move on to the next. The excitement from completing the first goal will carry you into a momentum of goal setting and achievement.
So do you have goals? What are they? Have you written them down? Once you achieve them what do you think your next goals will be? Please know that I'm not saying that goals can't be material. Hey, you're living in a 2 bedroom apartment and it's cramped and you need out and want a house. That's a goal, but you have to put some measurement on it; in what time frame do you want to have a certain amount of money available for a down payment?
This right here will put you on the road to happiness. But you have to take action. You need to think about this and write it down. And once you write it down, take it further and figure out how you're going to make it happen.
What are your goals? What is your path to happiness?
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If you'd rather have some kind of book or instructional, I recommend PUSH by Chalene Johnson. It has some health and fitness areas, but overall, it has proven methods to help you achieve your goals. The link to that book on Amazon is below as well.
Here's to achieving your goals and living a life of gratitude and happiness!
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