Is That All There Is?

 This month is about (and most of the year should be about this) goals.  Here's Abraham's quote for today so it fits in quite nicely even though it's also kind of funny:

If you had one goal, and that was to feel good, you would never again need to hear another word from anyone. You would live successfully and happily and in a way of fulfilling your life's purpose ever after.

--- Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Napa, CA on Thursday, February 27th, 1997 # 639


It lets us know that the ultimate goal in life is to be happy and find joy. That's the goal we should all be pursuing. And, I guess, in a sense we all are doing that by having other goals because we think that achieving those "other" goals will make us happy. But do they really? I remember my very first experience with goals and how they don't always lead to joy. I had wanted to be a doctor since I was 4 years old. I persevered and persevered and finally made it. But you know what? On graduation day I felt more empty than I ever have in my entire life. I had no idea what was next. My life had been focused on "becoming" a doctor and now that I had "become" one, now what? I felt like that very old song - "is that all there is?" I had never even thought beyond that day and so, of course, I was empty. I do not ever want to have that feeling again.

So, as you look toward the upcoming New Year, ask yourself what will make you happy. And then go a step further and ask what will you want after that to continue to make you happy.

More about this and an upcoming webinar in the next few days.


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