DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #28- Strive for Excellence

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." -Vince Lombardi 

Have you ever heard of the word eudaimonia? This means striving toward excellence based on one’s unique talent and potential. In ancient times, achieving the highest possible expression of your nature (what you were born with) is likened to cracking an outer layer of cheap pottery to reveal a golden figurine, which could be coined as ‘finding your golden self’. In present times, it is simply ‘personal growth’; however, it has also come to include continually taking on new challenges and fulfilling one's sense of purpose in life, making it more meaningful.

In contrast to hedonic contentment or passive, pleasure-oriented component of happiness, eudaimonic well-being is said to have a stronger influence on your overall happiness and is more satisfying.

Please note that you don’t need to become excellent in everything to be happy. It is simply knowing yourself and becoming what you are. Eudaimonic happiness is achieved through the continual improvement in areas of your life that has the potential to get better until you reach your best.

"Be satisfied with nothing but your best." -Edward Rowland Sill

Related tip: DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #26- Do What You Love, Love What You Do

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