You hear it all the time: being happy is the key to life.
But, you may wonder, how do I become happy?
Being happy in life is really a subjective feeling, and there’s no one solid answer. But one way to find happiness in life is to chase your dreams.
It doesn’t matter what that dream is or what obstacles are in your way. You can find success and possibly, ultimately happiness, in life when you chase your dreams.
Now, how do you achieve seeing those dreams to fruition?
One of the most important steps in anything that you’ll set out to do in life is to set goals. You’ll always want to set goals for yourself. If it is a dream that you hope to see realized a long time from now, say 10, 20 years down the road, you’ll want to set tangible goals and split achieving those goals up into phases.
By setting tangible goals for yourself, you’ll be able to measure how you’re doing along your journey.
It’s about the journey, not the destination
Sure, the end goal of that dream is your ultimate prize or your ultimate destination. But, don’t forget to enjoy the road to achieving that dream. If we become too forward focused, we don’t really live in the moment, and we find ourselves wanting more instead of enjoying life.
Yes, it’s good to, in a way, not be satisfied, as long as that yearning is going to keep you looking to achieve more and do more in your life. It’s not good, however, to not be satisfied and just mope around when things aren’t going according to your plan.
Remember that the road to your destination can be just as enjoyable as the destination itself. If you remember to not put so much pressure on yourself and to enjoy each part of the journey, you’ll find yourself loving your life more.
Keep pushing through the tough times
It’s been said plenty of times that good things don’t come easily and that there’s a long road to anywhere worth going. Keep those points of advice in your back pocket as you travel through life.
Know that there are going to be times where you don’t feel good enough, times where you feel like no one’s giving you a chance, times where you get caught in rough times, etc. There will be struggles throughout your life. That’s a fact of life.
Another fact of life is that how you respond to those struggles defines your character. So when those tough times hit, keep your head up and keep striving toward that goal. Remember that the end prize and the journey to that end prize make the struggles worth your while.
Just remember that chasing your dream, and not trying to live the dreams of others, will help you enjoy your life.