IT'S SPIRITUAL GOAL-SETTING that really mattters

Before I found Christian Science, I was very goal-oriented—materially goal-oriented, that is. I would set my sights on an objective, figure out how to achieve the goal, and go about doing what was required to succeed. I derived a certain amount of pleasure from my successes, but also learned that striving for and achieving merely material goals left me feeling somewhat empty, with an "Is this all there is?" feeling.

But I've learned to transform my goals. I've discovered how to have a deeper, more spiritual sense of striving and succeeding. Before my commitment to the ideals of Christian Science, the purpose of success for me was to feed my ego and to impress others—some basically selfish goals. I always wanted to have and to be the best.

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