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If You Really Want To Be Happy, Do These 4 Things Every Day

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”- John Stuart

“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be happy.”- John Stuart

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Happiness is not what you get from people, it is what you give to people.

You can find your own happiness within yourself. It comes from how you feel about yourself. You cannot be happy if you feel really bad about your life.

“Happiness is not what you get from people, it is what you give to people.”

To sustain the happiness within you, you must take action. You must hold yourself accountable for your own happiness. You must not wait for people to make you happy. You must act now by doing the following every day:

Focus on what is important to you. It does not matter what it is that is important to you, focus on doing it. Don’t engage yourself in a rat race. Focus on the things that can change your life. The more you focus on what is important to you, the better you will feel about yourself and your life.

As John Dewey once said, “To find out what we are fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.”

Expect change every day. The first step to a better and happier life is to expect and embrace change in your life. Whether you know it or not, we are changing every day. Do not resist change, embrace it. Instead of trying to resist change, find a way to understand it, and how to cope with it. That is the only way to a better life.

Focus on the good things that are happening around you. A lot of people are not happy today because they focus on the bad things that are happening around them. If you want to be happy, focus on what is positive in your life, in your work, in your relationships, and ignore what is not working. Focusing on what is not working will make feel bad about your life. If you focus on negative things, you will continue to bring in negative things into your life. To be super happy, focus on light, not darkness.

Always make yourself and other people happy. Give people a beautiful smile. Don’t frown your face all the time. If you do, people will not want anything to do with you. Make people laugh. Make them happy. Help them find the happiness within them, and they will help you find yours.

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”- E.E. Cummings

Playing Not To Lose

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A lot of us want to succeed, but we are playing it too safe. Success does not come from playing a safe game. Success does not come from playing not to get hurt. Success does not come from play not to make mistakes.

Playing a safe game is playing to be comfortable. Playing a safe game is playing to remain in your comfort zone. But if you want to move yourself to the next level, if you want to grow, to be successful, to be happier, to be healthier, you MUST be ready to play the real game.

You cannot win at anything unless you are ready to be uncomfortable. You cannot win at anything unless you are ready to do things differently. If you keep doing the same thing over and over again, you will continue to get the same old, boring results.

If you change what you are doing, how you are doing it, the result will change.

“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”- Richard M. Devos

Don’t play a safe game, play it differently, and you will get a different result. If you play it safe, you will be safe, but nothing will happen in your life. There will be no growth.

You will always win if you are ready to get dirty, to be honest with yourself. Doing something the first time is scary, and it will always be scary. But don’t let that stop you from facing your fears. Don’t let that stop you from aggressively pursuing your dreams. If you don’t do it, no one will do it for you.

Success is within your reach, but ready to be uncomfortable.