“People who strive for something significant, whether it’s learning a new craft or raising moral children, are far happier than those who don’t have strong dreams or aspirations.”
- Social Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky.
At DreamBank, we strongly believe in the importance of dreaming. Far from merely allowing your “head to be in the clouds”, dreaming and working towards goals can have a lastingly positive effect. In fact, working towards what you want can make you happier. In a recent blog post, Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy A. Pychyl noted that “goal progress is related to positive emotions and overall enhanced well being.” He also remarked that:
“Progress on our goals leads to more positive emotions and more satisfaction with life. It increases our well being. In turn, positive emotions contribute to our motivation to act.”
It’s evident that working towards your ambition puts you in a very positive cycle: when you work to achieve what you want you derive satisfaction from the achievement – which, in turn, leads you to be more motivated. Works for me.