“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”- Albert Einstein
You have the power to make yourself happy. Your happiness is in your own hands. You can make yourself happy by doing happy things, by thinking happy thoughts, and by taking happy actions. Don’t think negative thoughts. Happy people control their thoughts. If you want to be happy, control your thoughts.
Happiness is free. But happy people do the following things to keep their happiness healthy:
They don’t chase happiness. Happy people don’t run after happiness. They chase their lives. John Stuart Mill said, “Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be happy.”
They accept themselves. Happiness starts with self acceptance. If you don’t accept yourself, you will not be happy. George Orwell said, “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”
They know what they want. When we know what you want to achieve in life, we will do anything to make our dreams happen. John Dewey said, “To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.”
They control their lives. Happy people are the owners of their lives. They don’t let people write their stories for them; they write their stories themselves. Aristotle said, “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
They live in the moment. Happy people live in the moment. They don’t wait for people to make them happy. They make themselves happy by living in the moment. Jim Rohn said, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future. It is something you design for the present.”
They make other people happy. You don’t look for happiness; you give happiness. If you want to be happy, help people find the happiness within them.