Two, just Two must have Mid Life “Happy” Goals

 

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Hello fellow Mid Lifer. You no doubt have set and (hopefully) achieved many goals during your life so far.

Regardless of age, you have the ability to aim higher and raise your bar,  OR simply set it at whatever level makes you happy. And this is the key to today’s posting for You ….. ‘whatever level makes You happy‘.

Doing this keeps the blood pumping through your veins and the excitement that being Happy gives you … its a legal hit, right?!

I challenge you to keep that going.

To get you into this “state”, if you’re not already there, I’m suggesting that you set specific “Happy” Goals? These goals will be distinctive from your other goals, dreams, objectives. Nothing too complicated (that’s for others to concern themselves with), just a couple of simple, feel good goals.

In fact these goals can be a realisation and extension of some, or perhaps many, of your previous goal triumphs. These I call ‘personal reward goals’. Being Happy is a personal reward, don’t you think? Why not consider something like these two?

Have an ongoing Happiness Goal … one that is flexible, adaptable, collectable, unmistakeable, unmissable.

Today, certain things will make you happy …  Sunshiny day, the train arrived on time, your favourite team won, You kicked a Big goal, you made a massive sale and so on. What if you can translate that to an ongoing objective? Because some days those things that made you happy “today”, won’t be there.  You need a replacement.  You have to have your ‘happy hit’.

This sounds Huge, I guess you’re thinking. How can I be happy every day? …  You can have something to be happy about every day though. Something to offset the times when the crap comes home to roost … and it will.

Your mission is this, if you choose to accept it (remember that line from years ago?) ….. draw on your years of happy results, happy achievements and map out your ‘Happy Plan/Goal’. If you haven’t had any (I’m sorry) then plan it out as you Imagine it will be. Translate the ‘feeling’ that you had then,  into a blueprint for future (starting tomorrow) happy times.

Now, what has made you happy with past successes may change (and probably will) in the future. So part of this process will be integrating your happiness barometer into and in conjunction with, your future goals, dreams and vision for your life.

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Now more than ever, it’s the time to be Free. Free of the hassles, comparisons, struggles to establish yourself, the guilt, the restrictions, the rules. If you have obstacles, distractions or anything that is anchoring you in the land of doubt … then wouldn’t it be great to be Free of all of this?

Maybe this sounds all too good to be true? Maybe not. Let’s (again) be practical here for a bit. I am not suggesting that your Midlife will suddenly become some type of woo woo place of enlightenment. However, if you remember my words from earlier ‘whatever level makes You happy’ … then that’s what I am aiming at for You. You decide what achievements/goals/dreams … will make you happy. And then you set a goal/action plan which will help you on the path to be free (and Happy).

My only condition:  That you do something about it.

Are you up for it, fellow MidLifer? Please feel free to share if you like this and/or your comments below will be welcome, as usual.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Coach. Listener. Solution Finder.

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  • Cathy Taughinbaugh June 6, 2013, 2:57 am

    Hi David,

    As a midLifer (or something close to that) I feel the time ticking away and your goals are great, because it is what we need to do now. We can’t wait for tomorrow! Happiness and freedom – wonderful goals. Thank you!

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    • David Stevens June 6, 2013, 5:06 am

      Hi Cathy,
      Thanks! Tomorrow, Today and all the days after …’happy’ is available.
      be good to yourself

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  • Glynis Jolly June 7, 2013, 11:17 am

    I don’t have a clue as to when I learned that there was something good in everyday. It could be that I learned it as a kid because my mom wouldn’t tolerate ‘bad days’. She could just barely tolerate ‘bad moments’. I think I have the happy goal thing licked.

    The feeling free goal is one that I often struggle with, although I’m a stubborn soul who refuses to give up.

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    • David Stevens June 7, 2013, 10:38 pm

      Hi Glynis
      Be Happy the best way that you can …
      be good to yourself

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  • Mantha June 8, 2013, 12:13 am

    Happiness and freedom! What more could anyone want really? I get my happy hit from gratitude if I am having a tough day. I say whatever works Rick Hansen says that good feelings and memories are like teflon to the brain so you should cherish them as much as you can so they actually ‘stick’ and help you change your thinking.
    Anyway, great post as usual. 🙂

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    • David Stevens June 8, 2013, 10:35 am

      Sounds great Mantha …whatever gets your happy rocking has got to be a good thing. Thanks for being here.
      Be good to yourself

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  • Betsy/Zen Mama June 11, 2013, 11:03 pm

    Great advice David! Very well put and easy just to have two “must haves”!! 🙂
    I can do that!!
    xoxo
    Betsy

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    • David Stevens June 12, 2013, 7:25 am

      I’m sure that you can Betsy …thankyou for calling in and contributing … much appreciated.
      Be good to yourself

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