Sep 27, 2021
BLOG: I Choose to Be Happy- Pillar #7
I’m really excited about today’s topic. Its principal number 7 of the 12 Prosperity Pillars: I choose to be happy. Say that to yourself, “I choose to be happy!”
I have a quote on my desk, and I use it all the time. It's by Wayne Dyer and he says,
“It's not about finding happiness. Happiness is the way.”
This is one of the things that we all struggle with. I do. I'm sure you do as well, as an entrepreneur constantly struggling to find happiness and fulfilment. Why is it so hard to find happiness, especially if happiness is simply a choice?
I've thought about this a lot. It's really because we define happiness as something in the future. We define it as something that we don't have yet. How many times have you told yourself that you'll be happy…?
...when you get X promotion?
...when you make X much money?
...when you get X type of relationship?
...when you get to X point in your life?
It's always about something in the future. But here's the thing … happiness is not a destination; it is a path. Wayne Dyer puts it well. It's not only a path, but it's actually the way to fulfilment.
You must simply choose to be happy because happiness is a choice, plain and simple. No matter how eloquently we say it, happiness is simply a choice.
You don't control the circumstances that are happening to you in your life right now.
You can't control if your car breaks down.
You can't control if your boss is giving you a hard time.
You can't control people outside of yourself in your relationships.
You have the power to control your emotions surrounding all those circumstances. You just must remember to choose. Make the decision to choose happiness.
Now here's the difficult part ... you have to make that choice daily.
You have to choose to be happy ongoing; you can't just let it handle itself.
You've got to be proactive.
You have to create your life and choose happiness.
So, let's talk about how you choose happiness. Let me ask you just one question: What do you want in life?
Most of us want to get that certain job, that specific relationship, particular things, income, and lifestyle. But what you really want are the emotions that those things will provide for you. Those things are actually not what you truly desire. What you truly desire are the emotions that the new car is going to give you, what that relationship can bring you, that financial stability or abundance.
Think about a time when you were happy. Maybe it was the birth of a child, maybe it was a promotion. Think about one of those times that you were extremely happy. Get that picture in your mind very vividly.
Now, can you feel those emotions again? When you relive good memories, you can relive those emotions. So, then we can prove to ourselves that we can create the emotions that we’re looking for.
The secret to being happy is being able to create those emotions while you're traveling the path to your destination.
So, here's what I want you to do. Set a goal for yourself to create more memories and emotions every single day. Maybe make it a game where you can vividly and distinctly create memories and you feel as if they’ve already happened.
We can do things to stack the odds in our favour to create the emotions that we need. Success is not to be pursued, it’s to be attracted. You need to be able to choose your happiness. You need to put things in your path that will allow you to create those emotions that you're seeking.
Once you're consciously aware that you can create those emotions you’re looking for, happiness truly will be the way. It won't be a destination.
Put this into practice; create more happiness, more emotions daily. I know you can do it! You have greatness inside you.
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