To really feel happy in life, we don’t need perfection—what we really need is progress.
If achieving one goal was enough to feel happy, we’d all still be walking around with huge grins because of that “Spelling Bee Champion” award we got in the first grade. Achieving a goal is never the end destination; it is the progress along the way that provides us with fulfillment and lasting satisfaction.
It’s okay to make mistakes. In fact, if we’re not making mistakes, we’re living life too cautiously and in a bubble. Mistakes are our greatest teachers, so don’t avoid them, seek them out and immerse yourself in their teachings. This is where the juiciest lessons in life live. Slumps and dumps come from feeling stagnant and less so from being wrong. So set some goals, learn something new, and keep going, kimosabe. You got this!
And keep doing yoga—it won’t solve all of your problems, but it will help your body and mind relax so you can achieve positive mental states. Which is what we’re all after, isn’t it?