26 September 2011

Reach Higher, Be Happier

A new study out of the University of California-Riverside says "People who set themselves ambitious goals tend to be more satisfied than those with lower expectations" according to an article from Inc.com

The article takes a look at goals in terms of "Expectancy" vs. "Value". As volunteers, I think it is safe to say that we generally set goals of high value. How many of us are willing to sacrifice the notion of accomplishing a goal (ending poverty, stopping global climate change, equal rights for all human beings...) for the sake of contributing to something in which we believe?

1 comment:

  1. Setting inappropriate goals can be devastating and self defeating. But proper goals are healthy.