The Meaningful Mail (28th Dec. 2019)

Weekly ideas on meaningful living.

Happy Saturday!

With four days until 2020, this is the time to review 2019. Learn from your mistakes and double down on your successes. Think about your goals and systems for 2020. Let me know if you need assistance by replying to this email!

Enjoy this week’s philosophical and practical ideas…


#1 Jordan Peterson on Happiness

“Perhaps happiness is always to be found in the journey uphill, and not in the fleeting sense of satisfaction awaiting at the next peak.

Source: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson


#2 The Importance of Goals

“A goal is an objective, a purpose. A goal is more than a dream; it’s a dream being acted upon. …
Nothing happens, no forward steps are taken, until a goal is established. Without goals individuals just wander through life. They stumble along, never knowing where they are going, so they never get anywhere.
Goals are essential to success as air is to life. No one ever stumbles into success without a goal. No one ever lives without air. Get a clear fix on where you want to go.”

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz


#3 James Clear on Systems

“Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.”

Source: Atomic Habits by James Clear


#4 On Setting Goals

We need to set goals for our lives, as it is progress towards those goals that creates meaningful engagement, happiness, and positive change.
Once we have a goal, we can focus on creating habits and systems that will make reaching it as certain as possible.
At the same time just having goals is not enough. For it is when we reach our goals that we fall back into old habits and routines.
While we are making progress it is or great importance to fall in love with the process, so we continue on our path, long after we have realized our goals.


The Meaningful Question

"What valuable lesson have you learned in 2019?"

Click "reply" and let me know!

I wish you a good last week of 2019,

Waldi


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