“The key to happiness is to reduce expectation.”-James Allen
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”- Aristotle
“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience.”- Adam Smith, economist
Happiness comes from self-discipline. Self-discipline is the key to success. You must be a student of self-discipline if you are to make it in life. Believe it or not, nothing happens without self-discipline. Discipline is hard. But if you commit yourself to the art of discipline, success is yours.
When you have the courage to discipline yourself, you can achieve whatever you want to achieve in your life. You can’t do anything productive without self-discipline. If you want to achieve success in life, in your business, and in your relationships, you must practice the art of self-discipline.
You can do it. It is hard to always do the right thing. Sometimes you succeed, other times not. But it is okay to miss a day or two, but don’t stop doing the right thing. Don’t associate yourself with people who are not practicing the art of self-discipline. They will waste your time. They will take you to where you don’t want to be. You must focus on what is in front of you. You must do what will help you get to the next level.
Instead of watching TV, do your work. Instead of doing what will hurt you, do something that will help you reach your goal. For example, instead of struggling with something you don’t know how to do, reach out to a friend who can help you. Surround yourself with people who are ready and willing to help you.
Self-discipline is not easy to practice, but it is the only way forward. It is what you need to succeed. Don’t wait for people to tell you what to do. Don’t do what is nice to do. If you want to grow, you must do what is hard to do. You must do what you are not comfortable doing. You must do what you don’t like to do. Can you?
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if you only remember to turn on the light.”- J. k. Rowling
Happiness is everywhere. Wherever you look, there is happiness. Wherever you go, there is happiness. The question is, “Are you searching for happiness?” Why? Why are you chasing what you cannot catch? Happiness is not what you search for; it is what you give. It is a way of life. It is not something out there; it is something in there. It is inside you. If you really want to be a happy person, don’t look too far to find happiness. It is inside you.
Instead of searching for happiness, focus on what is right in your life. When you focus on what is right in your life, you will find happiness, and you will be at peace with yourself. Don’t focus on what is not working for you. If you do, you are hurting yourself. You are not helping yourself. You are not here on earth to hurt yourself; you are here on earth to help yourself. For that reason, you must do whatever you can to make yourself happy. It is within your power to make yourself happy. Don’t wait for me. your spouse, your government, your boss, or your kids. No one can do it. No one can make you happy, but you.
Sometimes what you think is wrong with you is not really what is wrong with you. What is really wrong with you is the way you see yourself, the way you talk to yourself, or the way you think about your situation. Nothing is wrong with you. You have got to change how you treat yourself, your work, and your relationships.
You cannot live your life more than how you see yourself. If you want to change it, change how you carry yourself. Your progress depends on how you see yourself. You growth depends on how you treat yourself. Your happiness depends on how you treat yourself. Your relationships depends on how you treat yourself. Your work depends on how you treat yourself. Your relationships with other people depends on how you treat yourself. In fact, everything depends on how you treat yourself.
To find happiness, you must treat yourself with love and compassion. You are more than how you treat yourself. When you think positively about yourself, happiness will come to you. Don’t go out there searching for happiness; it is already inside you. Just connect with it. And you will find it.