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Do More Of What Makes You Happy

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“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”– Maxim Gorky

You want to be happy, right? Do you think you can find it? If you think so, where do you think you can find it? Where? Can you measure happiness? Is it measurable? Maybe, maybe not.

You can find happiness if you do the right things. Happiness is everywhere. If you really care about your happiness, check your actions, check your relationships, check your work, and check yourself. Are they making you happy, or are they hurting you? If they make you happy, embrace them. But if they are hurting you, stay away. To put simply, do more of what makes you happy. And do less of what hurts you.

Your happiness is in your own hands. Do not neglect it. We lose whatever we neglect. If you want to be happier, do not neglect what makes you happy. According to Andre Maurois, ” When one is already happy it is important not to lose the virtues which have produced happiness.” Whatever it is that makes you happy, keep it. Don’t let it go. Because your happiness is in your own hands. Don’t you think so?

Growth Vs. Safety

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“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”- Abraham Maslow

Life is about growth. Everything in life is growing. If you are not growing, what are you doing? Check what you are doing on a daily basis. Because how you live your day is exactly how you are living your life. If you don’t like the results, change what you do everyday. If you like it, continue doing it.

Since growth is so important to us, why do so many of us prefer safety over growth?

That has everything to do with who we are as human beings. People don’t like to change what they are comfortable with. You don’t even like to leave your bed in the morning, let alone doing something that you haven’t done before. We love to do what we are comfortable with. But the problem is, the more we do that, the more we will remain where we are. So to move forward, you must pursue growth, not safety. Because:

Growth is uncomfortable. Safety is comfortable.

Growth involves stretching yourself. Safety involves maintaining what you already know.

Growth is scary. Safety is status quo.

Growth is movement. Safety is the opposite.

Growth is change. Safety is the opposite.

Growth is living. Safety is dying.

Growth is forward. Safety is backward.

If you want to achieve your dreams, growth is the way.