Happiness Is Not The Goal

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– by Matt Leedham

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

My friends, I’m afraid he’s right. If you have your sights set on happiness, you’re going to be searching for quite some time.

Happiness is a result.

Feeling happy is what happens when you live your life with purpose and meaning. Happiness occurs when you are grounded in core values that you intentionally act on daily…with conviction.

Happiness is not the goal. It’s a result of living well. Of being part of something bigger than yourself. Of contributing. Of being authentic.

Do these things, and you will one day wake up feeling fulfilled. And happy.

P.S. Same goes for money. Those in search of money will be kept very busy searching for money. Money should not be the goal. Money is typically the result living well, being creative and innovative, working hard, being responsible, and having your priorities straight. Money is the result.

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