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Here's something to jostle your idea about goals:
Don't set goals just because you think achieving them will make you happy.
Oh, it can feel really great sometimes, but research shows us that we are terrible at predicting how we will feel in the future. It turns out that goals serve a much more important role in our lives. Goals help us focus, and focusing, even on something that doesn't necessarily mean a lot to us, almost always feels great.
Learning how to set inspiring goals is fundamental to making a life you believe in, and these articles are dedicated to helping you craft goals so you:
- Stay motivated.
- Learn how to find Flow in every task you do.
- Embrace failure as you learn new things.
- Achieve your dreams.
See how goals fit into the Pilot Fire Simple System for Everything.
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