"if you want to live a happy life tie it  to a goal not to people or object." Albert Einstein

No. 6.... I am here!  I have been pulling apart Einstein quotes and musing how they feel on me & here is the last one, well maybe the last one.

No doubt I will look to Einstein for some wisdom gems later.

Goals and happy life were not two things I would naturally put together.
More to happy than goals, you would think.

Yet when the goals are happening, when you are working towards your goal, when you reach the goal, now that is happy!

I have been playing with goals for a loooong time, not always worked for me, tried different models like SMART and I ended up less than happy with myself.

BUT, the Goals that work for you, the goals that you really want can set you up for a happy life.  

So, how can goals give you a happy life?  Well, here are a few that make a big difference.

Goals develop focus

Goals help you to be a quality shopper in life, where you only pick out what you want, what will work for you.  You will focus on what you need to be and do to reach that goal, no wasting time on something that is not the best for you. 

Now that brings more satisfaction into your life.

Goals develop responsibility.  

Goals require commitment and dedication and rely solely on you to make it happen. Yes, you can ask for help but it is your goal, your baby and it is up to you. 

Now that brings more courage and pride into your life.

Goals can stretch your limits. 

Goals show you that you are always more than you think you are. It maybe one small action to start with, get used to that and then move onto some more stretch because you are seeing more of what is possible. You really don't know how far you can go until you keep moving those goals out beyond your limits.

Now that brings more choices, more joy into your life.   

Goals create habits. 

To make goals happen, to see them as a reality in your life you need to look at including new habits and systems in your routine.   It is tough going if you don't rejig your habits or how you are currently operating because if you don't, you will fall behind in seeing your goal come to life. Your new habits benefit your mind, body & soul and a value add to tying your goals to life. 

Now that brings certainty and strength into your life.

Goals develop your thinking.

Here is where it gets really interesting, because your goal maybe a tangible thing, like a job, house, car, finances, relationship, yet what the goal is really doing is helping you strengthen your positive thoughts, visualising how it will be and appreciating what is possible. This kind of thinking spills into all areas of your life, not just the one thing you picked out.

Now that brings a sense of truth and peace into your life.

If goals can develop my satisfaction, my courage, pride..if my goals offer me more choices, more joy. If the goals can bring more certainty and strength, more truth and peace in my life....then that to me is the best kind of happy

Learn Live Hope

The separation of yesterday from today can be a tricky operation.
A habit that sits idly in the background, one we have stopped noticing.
It is an ego driven limbo and a smoke screen for today and tomorrow.
Don't live in yesterday, learn from yesterday.

this is what happens when you look to the past to map your present and future....
You respond to today and to your tomorrow with the thinking of yesterday.
It is playing like an echo vibrating in your life of what happened in the past.
The view of yourself is through other's assumptions, opinions and dreams.
You are born that way.
You blame that way.
At the very least - the basic view of life is that the past is certain.
Living in the past is a rear view look at your future.

& as for "Live for Today" 
You live in the grey zone, it is the uncomfortable zone, there is calm and also clarity.
You master your self awareness. 
You understand that yesterday is a lesson building on each experience to create a better future.
Make a fresh interpretation of yesterday to see tomorrow.
Make it difficult for others to offend you.
Get plugged into the moment.
Run the day, not the day run you.

Create hope, create certainty for your future
Create the formula for where you want to go.
 Factor in Discipline, Commitment &
Vision in your hopes.
Your thinking creates your outcomes.
Know your musts.
At the very least - you are certainly creating the best way to live life.

Shoot arrows into the distance.

Now, the question: Are you learning from yesterday, prepared to live for today and have hope for tomorrow?

Here is a take away for you.

Listening to "I am the Greatest"
R. Kelly
I am that star up in the sky, 
I am that mountain peak up high
Heh I made it
 I am the worlds greatest
I am that little bit of hope
when my back's up against the rope
I can feel it
I am the worlds greatest
Can you feel it?

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There are only two ways to live your life

"There are only two ways to live your life.

 One is as though nothing is a miracle.  

The other is as though everything is a miracle." 

Albert Einstein

Artwork sourced from google images
A few years back, I am in  a public forum when someone declared to me, in front of all - oh, you are just an Alice in Wonderland, not everyone has a charmed life.

The other people in the room were divided with reactions of giggles, aww now that's an insult, to well aren't you lucky to be seen like that.  I am more a lemon to lemonade type of gal and to choose to sit and whine just doesn't sit well with me.

The Alice in Wonderland name calling has stuck with me, as branding can do.  I chose to accept it as insight into who I am...a person who has an imagination,  believes in miracles,  sees magic in the everyday, curious, questioning and ready to run down the rabbit hole.  When everything is a miracle you are humbled and the appreciation comes easily for the people you meet, what you do and the path you travel.  That is the kind of life I choose.

I have no reference to what a life would be like, when you believe "it is,what it is" & "everything is out to get me". A life where you just don't see magic stuff or fairy dust or stand in awe of a beautiful sunrise, the breathtaking moments that transform the everyday into the magnificent.  When you don't see miracles, feelings of boredom, annoyance, impatience overtake your day.

My choice has always been to know that miracles play a part in my life, it is the unexpected and the surprises that transform a life.

As adults we can default to live by the rules, to measure who we are by pleasing others at our own expense.  I want to hold on to this childlike insight and have my life expand beyond the rules.

How could I know that the life I design, the goals that I plan will come together...if I don't include a space for miracles?

Here are my top 6 on living a life of miracles

1. Tap into your instincts!
2. Wake up expecting!
3. Sharpen your awareness!
4. Detail your desired intentions!
5. Question the rules you live by!
6. Honour & appreciate your life and the lives of others!

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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything".  Albert Einstein

Bushland is at my front door, I stop and reflect every morning, take in as much as I can of what is around me, every creature, plant, the landscape, the weather, the life cycles and each time there is insight into my connection and place in this world.

There are gaps in my nature knowledge,  my list of why and how questions to ask Google get longer.  Looking to nature shows me how much there is to learn and the paradox of the significance and the insignificance of who I am.  I will stick with the curiosity and wonder because I know it will keep bringing me back to what is important.

"Looking deep into nature" reminds me of my instincts and my creativity and best of all, the peace that comes when you just take it all in.

Our curiosity of how it works and the intangible rush of spiritual connection that happens when you immerse yourself in the present moment and soak up the sounds, smells and sensations nourishes our existence.  

Treating yourself to nature -  that is everything.

The most personal and memorable moments are the encounters with nature. The joy felt when walking on the spongy path in the rainforest, the sweet air, standing under a waterfall, now this is therapy.  It is a connection to the natural energy.

When working in a busy office, interruptions, deadlines, meetings, the hectic day would raise the stress, the best thing I could do is give myself 10 minutes to walk through the avenues of trees in the nearby park. After just 10 minutes the stress would melt away, I would gradually gain clarity about the problems and many times solutions would pop into my head.  The best and most productive 10 minutes you could give yourself.

The sights and sounds of nature take the edge off any situation.

Your perception is altered when you stop and look at the natural world. There is an easy richness and connection fundamental to nature.
If it works for nature, it works for you.

If you want a lesson on how abundance works, look deep into nature.  Looking deep into nature has shown me that Abundance is not measured by what you have, but by what you can give away.     If you struggle with patience, with scarcity, with your sense of purpose - look to nature.  If you are looking for calmness and creativity in your life - be with nature.

Albert Einstein, you said it so succinctly "Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything. "

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"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."  Albert Einstein

For the next few weeks my posts will be centred on quotes from Albert Einstein. Quotes can be just fleeting words in your mind, you acknowledge there is wisdom yet the meaning doesn't stick until you pull it apart and put it back together for your life. You attach meaning when the words come alive for you. So I chose 6 quotes and over the coming weeks I will let my imagination explore the wonders of Einstein's powerful words for my life.

Logical reasoning can be your first go to when working on a problem. You put together a valid argument, the pros and cons, test assumptions, check validity and reach a conclusion. 

I have used logic may times to work out what my best path would be and the logistics of getting to where I want to go or want to do.  Imagination was of more use when I was younger and yet once at school, I was taught that logical reasoning was the accepted way to show validity,  a trusted intellectual method to gain the correct answer...to get you from A to B.  No imagination required.

With this quote from Einstein, I am in awe that as a scientist, he valued imagination and its purpose of expanding what is, to what could be. Logic has its purpose, but not at the exclusion of your imagination.

When we look at goal design, it is recommended you start this journey with your intentions, your desires, your imagination. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it? Johann Wolfgang Goethe.  

Imagination before logic. Imagination to open you to everywhere and every possibility and then move your thinking to logical reasoning to formulate and reach the goals.

I don't see Albert Einstein's quote for my life as an either/or, or that one follows the other.    A better combination is a mash of the two.  A combination of logic with daily imagination fuel the possibilities for each day. When I combine logic and imagination I know it serves me to really cement my intentions and goals.  Imagine the possibilities, no reasoning required and it will spark your desire to design your best life. "Imagination will take you everywhere" and you give your life a wider perspective and determination to go from A to B.   

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