Communicate your goals and if you don't know your goals, keep trying new things!
I posted a quick mid month updated recently on what I felt about the importance of Direction. Last night I met with my Happiness Club and found out their experiences.
We all met the goals we had set for ourselves and some of them were really significant. One member lost 17lbs and said that knowing it was the month of goal setting really helped her to focus and improve her determination. I think this is true for all goals; it really helps you meet your goals if you let others know what your goals are and to know you’re going to be talking about them again in the future.
A lot of the goals we’d set in Happiness Club were personal, realistic goals which we could achieve within the month we had. Some from the club also have bigger career or educational goals in mind and knowing what you want, what really matters and excites you, puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face when you are on the right path to get there.
If you’re not sure what path you want to be on then I suggest to keep trying new things until you find your path. It made me wonder whether this is why Direction follows Trying Out in the 10 keys to happier living (apart from the GREAT DREAM acronym of course ;-) ), because it’s only through trying out that we really discover our direction. If we stay in our comfort zone we might never discover the thing that lights up our energy. For me, as an Accountant, learning to step outside of my comfort zone has been life changing. It’s only from doing this that I’ve discovered how much I love being involved in and spreading the word about Mindfulness, Happiness and self-development. It's now a huge part of my life and who I am and I feel so much more fulfilled as a result.