Most people seem to think happiness is elusive and we know this by the words that come out of their mouths. Often times you’ll hear people say things like, “Why me?” or “Why can’t I just catch a break?” or “I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water”…I’ve said all these things and more in my lifetime and have heard countless others voice them as well.
At some point along the journey I started realizing some rather invaluable things about people and about life, and why we shower ourselves with all the negativity. But first, let’s cover the three things you can do:
1) No matter what, NOBODY is better or worse than you, so stop caring SO much about what others think of you…live YOUR life.
2) Stop being so damn hard on yourself…nobody is perfect!
3) Remember that life is short, so each moment is even shorter…will this matter in 20 years?
These three things may seem simple to some and difficult to others, but they are necessary for each of us. The nice thing about these three things is that every one of us already knows them…we just struggle to implement. And no wonder, we are surrounded by naysayers and doomsday groupies…if there was a bonus number four to the list above it would have to be stay away from the negative. Negativity is a disease!!
I promise you this, if you start taking legitimate action toward the words above, your life WILL change. Life is 100% choices, and with baby steps (which is how I continue to march down my pathway toward my ideal life) you can conquer those things that prevent you from living that “every day is Friday” or “every day is a vacation” kind of life.
*Side Note: I am not a big fan of all the blog posts that offer lists that will make you happy or wealthy over night…so I am being a hypocrite by posting this list, but I believe in the items mentioned!!
- Preventing Happiness (matthewliberty.com)