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The One Thing You Need to Know to Be Happy - Michael Hyatt

The Aftermath Of Achieving Goals

If the goal is meaningful, it will transform us. We’ll be more confident, mature, capable of seeing even bigger adventures, and empowered to pursue them.

A quest might end better than we imagine or disastrously. Either way, there’s always another adventure if we’re willing to pursue it.

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Tips To Finding The Right Goals

  • Listen to your discontent. It tells you when something is wrong. And that might be exactly what you need to correct.
  • Combine it with something that inspires you to create change. But it must be something you really believe in because the journey won’t always be fun, fast, or easy.
  • Be brave. If you want a meaningful life, you have to do new things and fear inevitably comes with that. 
  • List and estimate what’s necessary to achieve your goals
  • Divide your goals into smaller ones and address them one at a time. It gives you a better sense of progress, motivates and makes it more manageable.

"Embracing new things often requires us to embrace our fears, however trivial they may seem. You deal with fear not by pretending it doesn’t exist, but by refusing to give it decision-making authority."

"Embracing new things often requires us to embrace our fears, however trivial they may seem. You deal with fear not by pretending it doesn’t exist, but by refusing to give it decision-making authority."

The Aftermath Of Achieving Goals

If the goal is meaningful, it will transform us. We’ll be more confident, mature, capable of seeing even bigger adventures, and empowered to pursue them.

A quest might end better than we imagine or disastrously. Either way, there’s always another adventure if we’re willing to pursue it.

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Developing Your Own Life Game
  1. Live the game you dream.
  2. Make your own Playbook. Identify the “epic players”, the current “quests”, the “bosses” and the “countermoves” in beating them.
  3. Experiment a reward system. Give points to every milestone and collect “loots” in the form of predetermined rewards.
  4. Create your “dashboard” for detailed project planning. 
  5. Keep your game simple. Do not load it with too many and complicated rules and quests.
  6. Pause for a while to regain your energy. Sticking to the game is more valuable than heroic bursts followed by inaction.
  7. Design it beautifully to be inspired to play it.
  8. Revisit and refine your game, improve your Playbook.
  9. Define boundaries. Don’t be a game addict.