I have encountered people who have every excuse in the world NOT to be happy. These people will give reason after reason to validate their unhappiness.... when all they really have to say is "its me". Most people can simply blame themselves for the lack of happiness they are experiencing. You really just have to want to be happy!! In life you will have great moments and not so great moments. Embrace every moment and don't let those not so great moments determine your happiness. I have been through things in my life, like we all have..... but in the end, no matter what... I still choose to be happy.
1. OWN YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
Your kids, your spouse, your big house, car, money, etc..... No one or no thing can make you happy if you cant be responsible for bringing joy into your own heart.
2. CHALLENGE YOUR OWN STORY
Change the way you talk to yourself about your life and who you are and what you are going to do in your life.
3. ENJOY THE JOURNEY
Don't focus your happiness only on when you reach your destination. We delay our happiness by not celebrating along the way. Don't wait until you get your degree, or get married, or have a kid or whatever. Be happy along the journey and enjoy getting to where you want to be.
4. MAKE RELATIONSHIPS COUNT
Enjoy your relationships. Especially the one with yourself. Make sure the relationships you surround yourself with are good ones.
5. BALANCE WORK WITH PLAY
You cant do all of either one and be successful and happy. You have to balance your work and play so that you can be a whole person and others can get a better perspective of exactly who you are.
Remember...Its not hard to be happy... You just have to WANT to be happy. So from this point forward.... CHOOSE HAPPINESS!!!
Link to video clip of Bishop Jakes on The Steve Harvey Show....