what striking is that you don't have to reach your goal to see the benefits to your happiness and well-being.
That means you get to feel better about yourself today -- and you get to feel better about yourself for years to come.
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According to Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University:
'No pain, no gain' is the rule when it comes to gaining happiness from increasing our competence at something. People often give up their goals because they are stressful, but we found that there is benefit at the end of the day from learning to do something well. And what's striking is that you don't have to reach your goal to see the benefits to your happiness and well-being.
Many incredibly successful people set a huge goal... and then focus all their attention on the process necessary to achieve that goal.
The goal is most important, but once set, a goal's real importance is to inform the process created and followed to achieve that goal.
Then, once you have a process in place, put all your focus on what your process says you need to do today.
That's how you improve. But that's also how you find additional motivation -- and additional happiness.
Set a goal. Then create a process that helps you learn that new skill or tackle that big challenge. Sure, the effort will be stressful.
But think about the positives.
Every day you will get to feel good about yourself. Even if you never quite achieve everything you set out to achieve, you'll be happier.
Self-compassion is being willing to look at your mistakes or failures with kindness and understanding—without harsh criticism or defensiveness.
Most of us believe that we need to be hard on ourselves to perform at our best, but it turns out that a dose of self-compassion when things are at their most difficult can reduce your stress and improve your performance, by making it easier to learn from your mistakes.
... is the ability to adapt to adversity or significant stress.
When faced with difficulty, resilient people recover more quickly. They view setbacks as temporary, move forward despite uncertainty, they excel in problem solving, positive communication and emotion regulation.
Essentialism is not the same as minimalism, which states that "less is more." Essentialism is defined as "Less but better."
It helps you navigate a distracting world by focusing on things that are important to you. If something is not important, you eliminate it.
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