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Progress Equals Happiness. It Is Only in Stagnation That We Wilt Like a Flower - Tony Robbins

Progress Equals Happiness. It Is Only in Stagnation That We Wilt Like a Flower – Tony Robbins

They say happiness is illusory. Here now, gone the next moment. That it’s like a mirage in the desert.  I believe they are wrong. I believe that it is not an illusion or a mirage.  It is real. It is very real. As real as the sun in the sky and the stars that come out at night; the beauty of a blooming flower. As real as the smile on lovers’ face.

True and lasting happiness might seem unattainable. You can have it too. You can learn the secret to taming this horse.

How? You ask!

Remember your first love? The starry-eyed lover. Nothing in the world could go wrong. Know what triggered it? It’s a little chemical called Dopamine. The same dopamine is released when we win a contest, or a lottery, or accomplish whatever huge or tiny feat.

Happiness comes through constant, never ending progress. In one word-achievement. Set a goal and then work towards it. Nothing can beat that feeling of exhilaration you get when you conquer your goals.

Want a happy day? Set a goal for the day and then work towards it.
A happy week? Set a goal for the week and then work towards it.
A happy month? Set a goal for the month and then work towards it.
A happy year? Set a goal for the year and then work towards it.
A happy life? Set goals and then work to achieve them.
(You know the drill. Rinse and repeat.)
And then watch the sunshine and the rainbow come out of the clouds.

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About Susan Peak

Hello, I'm Susan. I work with high achievers, who are always thirsty for more. Who are always looking for the next big opportunity and grab them as they appear. You can find me at my blog www.xclcasts.wordpress.com

7 comments

  1. This is a great article and you are absolutely right- there is no greater feeling than accomplishing your goals!

  2. This post made me happy, and motivates to work on my goals! 🙂

  3. @gettingthroughanxiety: Yes, asolutely. It’s a great feeling. I feel I’m at the top of the world. Considering that I’m a bit on the lazy side 🙂
    @jennymarie4: Glad that I was able to make you happy. May you have a dopamine filled life 😉

  4. It depends on the goal, doesn’t it? If I set myself the goal to earn a lot of money, will this really make me happy? I don’t think so.

  5. @gechan: Thank you for the kind words

    @orsichiro: You are right. It is a myth that money brings happiness. Just look around and we can see a lot of super rich who are still seeking happiness.

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