We chase goals, work hard towards them, and when we finally achieve them, we still feel incomplete. Why does that happen?
Because we tie our happiness to a place. Showing people that you can. Proving them wrong. Making sure you have their respect. It all becomes a journey where we couldn’t care less about the journey, because we have all our eyes on the destination.
Except it makes us more drained out in the end.
I had a student come over my Instagram Live the other day, who has been practising magic tricks for 6 years now, and baffled me with a few of his tricks on the show. He does not plan to make it full time, nor does he plan to monetise it.
But just the fact of getting up each day and having something to progress to, has kept him through the troughs and valleys.
Daily progress = daily happiness minus Conditions attached
Chasing daily progress is the ultimate antidote to the emptiness of chasing goals.