“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Are You Happy?
A group of friends and I were having a discussion about happiness. Various people took turns chiming in on the topic.
One person shared that they were rediscovering what made them happy, another about the fact that they seemed to focus more on what made them unhappy, and yet another listed specific things that made them happy.
The epiphany for me came when someone talked about living in the present moment by asking themselves, “What makes me happy now?”
I don’t know why, but this simple statement seemed incredibly empowering.
Are You Happy…Now?
Here’s how I interpreted what they said: You choose how happy you are, you hold the power to do something different or think in a different way that would make you happy!
In other words, being happy is a choice and it can be made in a nanosecond.
You don’t have to wait to lose 5 lbs., have a different job, partner, career, etc..
Happiness is there for the taking every second of every day, you just have to choose to be happy. Just remember, seeking happiness by simply moving, changing partners or changing jobs will never make you happy in the long run, especially if you keep choosing to be unhappy!
Grab Your Happy Back?
So are you happy now? Or are you allowing some situation you have no control over or someone else determine your level of happiness?
If you’re turning your happiness over to someone else I have one question for you: Why would you take something so precious and hand it over to someone else to do what they want with it?
Doesn’t make sense when you really stop and think about it, does it?
We have a saying in Coaching when a client is doing something they know they shouldn’t be doing. Usually, I will tell them to lean in and listen because what I am about to tell them is quite profound.
And then I simply say, “STOP IT, CUT IT OUT, KNOCK IT OFF!
Why keep doing something or choosing something over and over that you don’t want?
Sometimes all it takes is a little nudge…hopefully this helped!
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