Goal index vs happiness index

Finish high school. Check.

Go to college. Check.

Graduate college. Check.

Find a job. Check.

Be happy? …

Achieving goals doesn’t equate to happiness.

We have become so goal-oriented, checkbox focused, that we forget that the goal isn’t what this journey is all about.

Yes, you should set goals. But we shouldn’t get sucked into thinking that by completing the next thing on our to-do list that we will somehow be fulfilled.

Focus on performance, not the goal.