“… life is meaningless unless you bring meaning to it; … it is up to us to create our own existence. Unless you do something, unless you make something it’s as though you aren’t there.”- Alan Alda
If you are not doing something meaningful with your life, if you are not pursuing your purpose, you are just existing.
Do not go through life. If you want to make a difference, if you want to change your life, you must grow through life. You must learn to use your time wisely. You must learn to say no to the things that are taking your time away.
Do not do things that are not taking you closer to where you are going. So if you really want to grow, if you want your life to make sense, you must take your own life into your own hands. It is yours to live. Why are you playing with it? Take it seriously.
“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness- simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience.”- George Sand, poet
You are the maker of your own happiness. You are responsible for your own happiness. It does not come from outside. Your happiness is within you. According to James Allen, “A man is happy, wise and great in the measure that he controls himself; he is wretched, foolish, and mean in the measure that he allows his animal nature to dominate his thoughts and actions.”
Happiness comes from the right thoughts and actions. It does not come from the wrong thoughts and actions. If you want to make yourself happier, you must direct your thoughts.