Why Success Can Feel So Bitter
To pursue one big goal in the hope of attaining happiness is, ironically, to set yourself up for unhappiness.March 16th, 2022
Columnist, author and Harvard professor Arthur Brooks ponders the irony of people who have achieved their life goals but are unhappy. “Even if you achieve your goal, you are very unlikely to achieve the happiness you’re after. And you just might find yourself less happy than you were before you reached the mountaintop,” Brooks writes. He says the real source of continuing happiness is steady progress toward the goal, not necessarily achieving it. He gives three ways to test your goals to see if they will bring you happiness.
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