To quote the author, Margaret Mitchell, “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect”. Too true! So is contentment, happiness and fulfilment about getting what we want – or wanting what we get? By being realistic when planning what we want to achieve, where we want to go, who we want to be, we are more likely to be ‘happy with our lot’. I am not for one moment suggesting we should set ourselves low targets and be pleased when we get there – just realistic ones. And life coaching can be an extremely effective way of identifying and setting those realistic (but still challenging) targets.