In my work, I am often asked to teach people how to set and achieve goals. When I ask my aduiences, “Why is it so important that you realize your goals?” they often answer, “Because getting the things I want will make me happy.” While there is an element of truth in this answer – getting the things we want often does bring a measure of joy into our lives – it somehow misses the mark.
The real value of setting and achieving goals lies not in the reward you receive but in the person you become as a result of reaching your goals. This simple distinction has helped me to enjoy the path of the life while, at the same time, staying focused on meeting my personal and professional objective.
As one of my favorite philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson, observed, “The reward for a thing well done, is to have done it.”
When you achieve a goal, whether that goal was to be a wise leader or to become a better parent you will have grown as a person in the process. Often, you’ll not be able to detect this growth, but the growth will have occured. So rather than savoring only the rewards that have flowed from the achievement of that goal, celebrate the fact.that the process of reaching your destination has improved the person you are.
You have built self-discipline, discovered new things about your personalities and manifested more of your human potential. These are reward in and of themselves.
By Robin Sharma, Who will Cry when you Die?
I hope you all are doing great. I am awesome, thank you for asking even if you didn’t, haha.
So, this is a book excerpt from the book Who will cry when you Die from Robin Sharma, and I simple adore the tips and ways to live a healthy and worthy life. Give it a read for sure, it is a small pocket book type and very effective.
And yes, we need to talk today and for that we need a topic, so today’s topic is:
“What would be your reaction if you discovered a tree who can talk?”
I will be waiting for you in the comment’s section, so do hurry!
Don’t forget to comment even if you forget to like… (I think I should put this as tagline, haha)
Have a very good day,
See you very soon…