9 minutes | May 2, 2021

Goal Setting and the Vedic World View

The “hustle” culture of modern life has put extra emphasis on the pursuit of goals and attaining them through ever increasing busyness and unrelenting productivity.

While goal setting is not a problem, per se, Thom explains that the level of importance people place on them can be problematic.

The challenge lies in the notion of, “I’ll be happy when…” This is a false premise. The thought that something outside of us might bring us happiness is a recipe for disillusionment and a misguided search for external fulfilment.

A better approach might be, “I’ll be happy, then…” or’ “I’ll be happy, and…” Rather than making happiness an outcome of a goal, make it an input into a goal.

Episode Highlights: 

[00:43] The Relevance of Goal Setting

[02:05] The Problem With Goal Setting

[03:03] I Am an Exporter of Happiness

[04:03] Rigid Attachment is a Bad Habit

[05:08] A Trifecta of Ideals

[06:36] Find Fulfillment First

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