“Happiness is NOT on the other side of your goals”
While goal setting is important for our development and sense of achievement, we need to be careful about making our happiness dependant on achieving our goals. Especially if they aren’t 100% within our control.
If we do that, we’re always lacking, and our happiness is always pushed back into the future.
This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t fix things in our life and work towards our goals. In fact, we get way more satisfaction out of our effort than we do taking the easy route. After a long day in work the tempting thing to do is sit on the couch. Putting the effort into training will leave us a lot more satisfied.
We can work on our happiness by practicing gratitude, finding the things to be thankful for in every day, every situation.
Alongside that, our relationships bring a lot of happiness. We develop these through the shared struggle (like a challenging workout) and laughter, hence all the banter here in CFI.
The great thing is the happier we are, the more likely we are to achieve our goals. So it’s really success is on the other side of happiness 🙂