Research shows that the goals we strive for tomorrow have a powerful effect on the person that we are today.
When we strive for power, a control over others or the pursuit of material things, we typically languish. We get caught in a rat-race that we can never win, and can become easily distracted from what’s truly important in this life.
When we instead strive for connection, a sense of spirituality or generosity towards others, we typically flourish. Our well-being is high, our physical health good, and we find a sense of meaning, purpose and value within our everyday lives, allowing us to also enjoy the here and now.
If you want to be happy and flourish in this life, it’s not about asking what you can get from the world.
It’s about asking what the world can get from you.