When you chase shallow goals, you get a short burst of happiness. But after that, you feel empty and want more wealth, sex, and power. The search never ends. On the other hand, if you chase deeply meaningful goals, the happiness is long-lasting.
The shallow goals set by society.
Wealth, power, and sex are the top shallow goals set by society. But don’t let them fool you. They are the by-products of chasing a worthwhile goal, and not the end-products. For example, if you love dancing, then becoming a good dance instructor will bring you wealth. But chasing wealth without understanding your inner ambitions will not make you happy.
Set goals that matter to you.
Answer this question: “If I had all the resources in the world, what would I do?” Some like to make movies, others like sports. Your goal should come from inside. Learn from this quote:
“If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.”