want more direction in your life? check out these 16 great quotes

want more direction in your life? check out these 16 great quotes

Happiness is made up of various components. But one of the most important, for real and meaningful happiness, is living a life of meaning and purpose.

Another way of thinking about this is to appreciate that happiness requires direction. So if you’d like more happiness, and if you think you could benefit from more direction in your life, then keep reading…

via Medium by Benjamin Hardy

  • Decide what you want
  • Train yourself to want it enough to have it
  • Transform your identity, brain, and environment to ensure you get it
  • Become laser-focused and stop getting distracted by what you don’t want


Let’s start:

“And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.” — Rumi

Without options, you can’t make choices. Without choices, everything you do would be meaningless. You do have choice. Therefore, what you choose to do has inherent meaning and consequence.

“What we insistently desire, over time, is what we will eventually become.” — Neal Maxwell

You get in life what you desire. Even now, you have what you want. If you want something different, you’ll create something different. If you want wealth, you’ll have it. If you want poverty, you’ll have it. If you want joy, you’ll have it. If you want sadness, you’ll have it.

“The discipline of desire is the background of character.” — John Locke

Given that you become the product of your desires, your first order of business is to decide what you could or should desire. You need to train your desires. If currently, you desire wasting time on Facebook and eating junk food, then you need to train those desires — if you truly want different results. True success comes in changing what you desire, rather than constantly battling lower-level desires through willpower. Put simply, there are things which you likely believe you could or should value, but that you don’t currently value, as reflected in your behavior, goals, and environment. Example: a lot of people believe “health” is something worth valuing, but they don’t actually value health. Thus, you want to think of the values worth having and train yourself to desire those values. You also want to desire specific outcomes…

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