When we hear about goals, they often sound like something that changes year to year, and frequently has to do with money, weight loss and business. But here are six goals that every person should strive toward every day. They are designed to bring you joy and inner peace. When you gaze back on your life and you lived these outcomes you will be content that you lived a life of goodness.
#1: True Happiness
Happiness is not really a destination as much as it is a state of mind. A billionaire could be miserable about what they don’t have, while a homeless dude could be happy to score a hot shower and a cooked meal at the local shelter.
Happiness is all about perspective. While goals relating to tangible things like money can prove unsatisfying quests, the search for genuine happiness is one that will help you gain a more fulfilled and serene life.
This is not to say that money isn’t important, because it is in order for people to survive and thrive in this world. Here money is put into perspective, not as an end unto itself, but a means to an end and the more important quest is find that sweet spot where true happiness reigns.
From business to interpersonal relationships, when you live life with honesty and commitment to ethical values, you’ll find that a rewarding sense of wholeness awaits you. Integrity is a goal that will help you feel like you’re making the world a better place with your presence.
Integrity comes from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole and complete. It means a sense of wholeness or completeness. It is defined as ‘an undivided or unbroken completeness’, or ‘a state of being complete or whole.’ When we apply it to people we describe them as living by their values and principles.
True integrity and goodness go hand in hand. That is why people who live with integrity are referred to as ‘good people’. We are called to join their ranks.
You can work away at a nine-to-five job until you retire, but chances are that’s not going to make you live life to the fullest. You’ll become one of those faceless people in the crowd who live for the weekend—then trudge back to work come Monday morning, or whenever your schedule calls you.
Rather than just filling space or being a cog in the economic wheel take the time to reflect on who you are, your strengths, weaknesses, skill sets and your purpose. Move from your comfort zone and become the person you were meant to be. Whether it’s learning to find meaning within your work, discovering a new career path that challenges you, engaging with some satisfying hobbies or with the needy within your community, fulfillment in life is a great goal.
#4: Connection With Others
Human beings are social creatures, so forging good relationships is the key to thriving and feeling happy. Family, professional, and personal relationships are all crucial components to providing a sense of connectedness with the rest of humanity—so make good friendships and foster your relationship with your family.
Dalai Lama XIV once said, “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of other’s actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from other’s activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.”
At the same time, relationships do need boundaries, so learning how to create healthy interactions is also crucial for developing your sense of identity. The boundaries you set are crucial for ensuring you take care of yourself so that you can care for others.
Nobody can be successful in life if they’re down in the dumps, so fostering a sense of self-worth is an esteemed goal that every person should pursue. There are many simple ways to do this—for example, treating yourself with dignity and respect, keeping a positive attitude, taking care of your body and mind, and presenting yourself in an appropriate manner.
Personal development is also important to developing a sense of worth, because with knowledge and continuous improvement comes better opportunities and a sense of security and overall wellbeing.
You can only connect with the real world when you are spiritually connected on the inside. Spend some quiet time and discover the Divine within you and spread the goodness you discover with others. It will make the world a better place and bring you inner peace.
As always folks keep healthy, stay safe and become the best version of yourself,
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