Do you want my one-word secret Of happiness — It’s growth — mental, financial, you name it.” ~ Harold S. Geneen
We all want to be happy, and we’re all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeable true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.” ~ William Boyd
We’ve all heard it said that happiness is a choice so why would anyone intentionally ‘choose’ anything other than happiness? The choice to be happy is based on where we place our focus and intention; it is the mind’s ability to filter out any negative input and keep the focus on empowerment and possibility. In order to remain ‘happy’, our brain must continue to block or deflect anything that is in contrast to a ‘happy’ state. This choice is greatly influenced by our own resourcefulness that can, at times, be depleted by the magnitude (quantity or severity) of life challenges.
Think of resourcefulness as a bank account and life events as either ‘deposits’ or ‘withdrawals’ from that account. Each of us is responsible for keeping our accounts FULL enough to accommodate life’s daily withdrawals. All aspects of self-care such as good nutrition, exercise, prayer/medication, healthy friendships and connections, clear communications, forgiveness, patience (to name a few) deposit into our resourcefulness account. While all lack of self-care, or unhealthy work or personal situations, personal and professional demands (to name a few) are withdrawals.
When the withdrawals outweigh the deposits, it will be difficult for you to deflect life’s’ challenges and the ability to be happy will be fleeting. Of course there may be situations in life that can challenge even the most resourceful person, however, they will more easily and more quickly bounce back.
Success habits create a resourceful and happy person so, practice good self-care and empowering habits and by all means…. Be happy!
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~~ Guillaume Apollinaire
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