Being Happy Every Day

There were two sculptors who lived nearby. They both were good at their skill and in process of creating their master piece. They dedicated their whole time to their master piece and worked on it days and nights.

An angel admired by their dedication, granted a wish that they can ask anything they want to know. Both of them asked when their master piece will complete. 

Angel told, it will check with God and will tell them once it is back. As promised, it came back and told the first sculptor, he will finish his master piece in 10 years. Upon hearing this, he started crying and replied 'Do I have to wait for 10 years to have my master piece?'

Angel went to the second sculptor and told him that it will take 20 years for him to complete his master piece. It expected another drama but he replied with joy ' Oh.. Thank God' and started working on his sculpture.

Confused by their reactions, it went to God again and asked why they reacted differently. 

God explained that the first one emphasis on his sculpture so he thought he would be happy only after he finished the sculpture. So the thought of waiting for 10 years to be happy, broke him.

On the other hand, the second one enjoyed the sculpting instead of obsessed with the sculpture. So he was happy everyday with his progress and would be more happy when it is completed. He was not creating a master piece but mastering his skill. 

This is the same scenario we are facing in our lives. Everyone wants to be successful and to be successful we have Goals, plans and action items. 

When we think the happiness lies in the goal, we start to chase it and fed up, if we find it is a long run. 

We are so obsessed with our goal and success and forget how we are excelling at our own pace.

But the people who emphasis the process instead of goal, not chasing the goal but following the process. They know they are excelling at their skills and are really happy about it.

Is it mean goal setting is bad? Ofcourse Not.

All of us define the goal and the process. But people who emphasis on process, make it their daily routine to follow them perfectly. It becomes a daily goal for them. Achieving these small goals make them happy and give them a pride that they did a small of their bigger goal. 

Psychologically these small victories plays a major role and makes us confident. The sweetness of the victories drives us more towards our goal and keeps us motivated. 

Set a Goal, but dedicate yourself to the Process, rather than the Goal. Remember, the happiness is not in the Goal because it will change once you reached the goal. It truly lies in the process of excelling towards the goal.

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