Happiness is one of those elusive things that people believe they want really bad, but can’t describe what it is exactly. For the unhappy, all they know is that happiness is “something else”, it’s not what they’re feeling, it’s not what they’re going through.
Goal setting and planning require confidence and control. If you’re not in charge, your plans will fade away in the background of your life. Taking a dream, a fantasy, turning it in to a structured project, and then proceeding to take consistent action on a timely basis until it becomes reality takes power, leadership, and focus.
Aristotle, 2.300 years ago, used to say that all people want is to be happy. That’s the motive behind all actions and decisions. He didn’t say anything about it being right or wrong, he just said that’s the way it is. Of course, two millennia later we understand motivation and happiness a little deeper. We […]
Western society is obsessed with the idea of happiness. The media, the arts and even education are permeated with the concept that our goal in life is to achieve a state of bliss loosely called happiness. This is not new, though. Aristotle, more than 2000 years ago, said that all men really want is to be happy and all of our choices and actions have this ultimate goal.