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This Is the Right Way to Strive for Anything in Life

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It is a state of being where you are entirely absorbed in what you are doing, known as flow by modern psychological science, productive activity by humanist philosopher Erich Fromm, and the right effort by Buddha.

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Setting a goal and doing everything possible to pursue it is a great feeling.
However, often it is the very striving to be great that gets in the way of actually being great.

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When we are young and insecure, passion or striving often manifest as looking ahead and craving external validation (becoming a champion or lawyer or millionaire or whatever).

If we gain wisdom, the energy of our passion and striving becomes less about achieving the goal and more about ...

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Experiencing lasting joy

Setting a goal to meet a pinnacle can be great. However, if that is all you desire, you'll end up suffering.

But, if you are present for the journey, and sometimes forget about the end altogether, you'll experience lasting joy.

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