Reaching for ambitious goals gives people more satisfaction and happiness, compared to setting more easily achievable expectations, studies say.Photo by lululemon athletica..
Business magazine Inc reports that experiments have that participants who aimed for higher (if less likely to be achieved) returns reported greater satisfaction than those who went for the safe bets. The reason is that getting a relatively easy goal reduces your satisfaction because you get less value out of it — you haven't really achieved as much as with the higher goal.
The moral of the story, Inc says, is to aim high and don't sell yourself short. You'll be happier for it.
The Route to Happiness [Inc]