As part of our journey in life, we make choices and pursue opportunities.
We set goals. We seek truth. We strive to achieve things. In work, play, relationships, etc.
Those goals might be to get a better job or make more money. To fall in love or get married. To be seen as important or successful. The list goes on …
We tell ourselves stories about how “if I can just be this or if I can just do that, then I’ll be ok”. But see how misguided “end goals” can be?
We get so focused on them as truth, that we forget about what happens after they’ve been reached. They often don’t lead anywhere once we’ve ticked the achievement box. And then we scrabble about to find other goals to satisfy our needs.
It makes a difference when we do things for the right reasons. And we can only do that when we accept that each of our goals and our truths aren’t an end in themselves. They are just the means to a further end.
That “end” – which isn’t really an end – is HAPPINESS.
The ultimate goal we’re constantly searching for. But it looks different for everyone. The same way each goal (or truth) we aim for, to help us find happiness, is different for everyone.
Each choice or decision we make, each goal we set, can contribute to our happiness. If we see them as steps en route, not the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!
Probe for more, know the truth and make it work for you.
That means getting scientific about each step of your journey and each “pot of Goal” along the way.
Follow the leads. Examine the truths. Be like Sherlock and Lucy Liu. :)
On the way, ask yourself:
- What is the truth of this situation?
- Will this goal or truth help get me to where I want to go?
Plot your path with conscious thought. Plan your next steps based on truth.
But also see the truth for what it is – a means to an end. :)