Goal Achievement Quote – Oct. 23, 2013

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
—Albert Einstein  


Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!


5 thoughts on “Goal Achievement Quote – Oct. 23, 2013

  1. Reblogged this on Satisfying Moments and commented:
    It’s a beautiful thing to find the people you love. They’re precious. They understand where you’re coming from. They simply enjoy you. But at the end of the day, when your companionship with them is absent, what you’re left with is your purposes and goals in life.

    I remember being part of a writing group in which I made a wonderful friend. On a week when he was absent, I took inventory about why I was in the group: was I in it for friendship, or was I in it for my love of writing? Just then, my heart told me the answer. I was not derailed at all, because I allowed myself to be enveloped in my goal of being a writer. (And in fact, I was already a writer.)

    The best goals I’ve made for myself are the ambiguous ones. I make them large enough, so that I’m not distracted with counting the milestones I reach.

    Every goal can be what you love and want. You may achieve it, or you may not. The key is to practice what you love, no matter how slowly or quickly or inconsistently. One day, you’ll wake up and notice that you’ve reached a milestone, a milestone that you didn’t even know you could identify. At that point, you’ll look at the trail behind you and smile, because you’ll know you’ve traveled quite a ways to get to where you are.

    All your previous training wheels have mysteriously disappeared.


  2. I don’t understand… The way any goal (thought or desire) manifests is through the physical world: people/place/thing (even experiences are just specific people, places and things occurring at the same time)… Wouldn’t a happy life be one filled with certain people, places and things? In this instance, what is the definition of “a goal”?


    • Thank you for your contribution. Of course everything is subject to interpretation, but what I believe the good Doctor was suggesting was that the acquisition of bigger and better and more “things,” like money, houses, cars, etc., and the desire to be known by way of relationships with prominent or “in” people may bring temporary pleasure and status, however, real life “happiness” is a by-product of self-actualization, passion, and personal goal achievement. In other words, real happiness is derived from internal forces, not external. That’s my take. Thanks again. Be well. -Paul


      • Thanks Paul 🙂 Got it!! If Thoughts + Feelings + Actions = Results. Then, it would be wiser to make Happiness the result (goal) rather than just the feeling part of that equation. ie if the result you’re after is Happiness all you have to do is think happy thoughts, feel happy feelings and do things that make you happy rather than making the car or house the result, thinking and acting to get them and expecting them to make you happy. It was worth mulling over!


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