“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
This quote comes from Albert Schweitzer. It reminds us that success, in terms of external validation, doesn’t necessarily result in happiness. However, with happiness as our primary goal, we’re able to unlock the door to success. Moreover, we can be happier in the process.
Perhaps this quote resonates with you from experience.
Consider all the things you’ve been successful at with success as your primary goal. Having accomplished those things, was the happiness you felt long term? Or maybe, it was only temporary?