This is the eighth post in our 9-part series about what lessons Looney Toons can teach you to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. View the introductory post- and first lesson- post here.

Whenever possible, make gravity the coyote’s greatest enemy.

Gravity is also one of the worst enemies of you achieving your goals and dreams. There are several forms of gravity that can kill your dreams.

  1. Gravity – the downward force that holds you down from getting up and taking action.

We talked about this one already. ‘nuff said.

  1. Gravity – the downward force of negativity. Hanging around negative people. Watching the (negative) news on TV or the internet. Negative thoughts. Putting all of that negativity into your mind is like being on a consistent diet of junk food. It is not good for you. Try this: For one week do not indulge in any negativity. Cut out negative news, except for a “must-know” basis. Excuse yourself from negative conversations. Catch your negative thoughts and redirect them to something more positive. Try this and see what happens. You might just end up a whole lot happier at the end of the week, and can keep your focus on your goals.

Gravity – the gravity of a situation. The making of things too serious. It is common to look at achieving goals as serious business. Work hard, achieve your goal, and then you can be happy or enjoy your life. That is a good recipe to end up getting your goal and still maybe not being as happy as you’d thought you’d be. The key to avoiding that fate is to enjoy the process of working towards your goal. Have fun while you strive and do the things you need to do to make that goal happen. Enjoy creating, building, growing, and whatever else goes into achieving your dreams.