Shooting for a Prize
When the archer shoots for no particular prize, he has all his skills; when he shoots to win a brass buckle, he is already nervous; when he shoots for a gold prize, he goes blind, sees two targets, and is out of his mind. His skill has not changed, but the prize divides him. He cares! He thinks more of winning than of shooting, and the need to win drains him of power. - Chuang Tzu
It seems to me that those with the best jobs, the most wealth, and are the happiest, don’t set these things as their goals.
They aren’t focused on the prize but rather chase what they’re are genuinely curious in and are indifferent to the outcome.
Everything else comes as a by product.