I recently took an Epic, Solo Road Trip from the Midwest to California over a month’s time. As I left, a friend said to me, “I hope you find happiness.” This statement surprised me, as I WAS quite happy. So happy in fact, that I decided to chase my dreams and take this massive, life-altering trip. My feeling was “If I wasn’t happy, I would never be in a position to follow my dreams.” Then I realized that not everyone has the same views as me. Shocking, I know.
So tell me:
- Chicken vs. egg, which comes first—happiness or chasing dreams?
- Do you need at least a certain level of happiness in order to chase your dreams? Frankly, when I was depressed, I didn’t even have dreams beyond being able to get out of bed.
- Does the act of chasing your dreams, even in small actionable steps, create happiness?
- How are happiness and chasing your dreams related for you (if at all)?
- If there was a scale for happiness and chasing your dreams, where would you currently fall on that scale?
- What would it take to move you forward on the scale?
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