As I reflect on the hundreds of conversations I have had over the years with friends and acquaintances on the goals they have for their lives. The one thing that seems to be central and at the heart of the matter is to be to be happy. The author of Proverbs put it this way:
"Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this." Proverbs 37: 3 – 5.