❌Success = Happiness❌ 


In a world obsessed with metrics and milestones, it's easy to fall into the trap of equating success with happiness. We're bombarded with images of smiling faces a top beautiful mountain peaks. Leading us to believe that once we reach that summit of achievement, weather thats riding bridleless and bareback on the beach, Winning a dressage test or finally getting the right canter lead consistently all our problems will magically disappear. But here's the kicker – success, as society defines it, is often just a mirage, a fleeting moment of validation that leaves us thirsting for more


True happiness isn't found in the destination, its not in the outcome, but in the pursuit of the goals, Cue the lightbulb moment, because here's where the magic

happens. Whether it's chasing your dreams, mastering a new skill,or simply striving to be a better version of yourself, the journey towards your goals is where the real joy 

lies. It's the late nights spent at the yard grooming, tack cleaning, practicing, the setbacks overcome, and the small victories celebrated along the way that fill our hearts with genuine satisfaction.


Embracing the Journey: So how do we shift our focus from the outcome to the fulfilling journey of growth and self-discovery? It starts with a mindset shift – a conscious decision to savor every moment, both the highs and the lows, knowing that each step forward is a victory in itself. It's about finding joy in the process, rather than waiting for the end result to validate our existence.


Finding Fulfillment: In a world that tells us we need more, more, more to be happy, it's easy to lose sight of what truly matters. But here's the truth bomb, – happiness isn't a destination to be reached, but a state of being to be embraced. Whether you're chasing your dreams, building meaningful relationships, or simply enjoying a quiet hack up the lane, happiness is found in the here and now, in the moments that make life worth living.


So does that mean having Goals is pointless and you should just try to appreciate the here and now? Well IMO no, because we are humans and humans crave purpose, its in our nature to grow, and learn and improve. Part of having a goal is what drives us, gives us meaning each day to be working towards. It gives us focus and direction and it helps us TO appreciate the here and now.


This is what will increase your level of happiness. Its just that actually achieveing it, whilst there will be some temporary joy, it will be short-lived and then you'll be onto the "Whats next?"


So the next time you find yourself chasing after success, remember this – true happiness isn't found at the top of the ladder, but in the climb itself. Embrace the journey, celebrate the small victories, and above all, never lose sight of what truly matters – living a life filled with purpose, passion, and joy