This is the second time in a little over a week I have heard this. Happiness is not delivered on a platter from something that happens or something we do or someone else does or …. take your pick. Happiness isn’t a goal.
I’ve been hold happiness, more than anything, is a choice. It is how we view ourselves in our circumstances. View-based, not “thing-based”. UGH.
So, for me anyway, the real question becomes “What would happen if I were happy?” Answering that question, as much as I may not like the answer, sheds a LOT of light on the subject …
I want to take a slightly different approach to today’s healthy living update. I had a thought yesterday and decided to have a little talk about why playing the “If-Then” game will crush your chances of being happy.
I lived a large portion of my life playing the IF-THEN game. I was not a happy or fulfilled person and I felt like I was underachieving. And this feeling of underachieving came from a place of unhappiness. My feelings fed my thoughts which in turn created an insecure thought process, which created even more feelings of discontent; a never ending cycle of insecurity. One continuously feeding the other in a symbiotic relationship of discontent.
I thought that IF I were to own my own business, THEN I would be happy. IF I were to win a golf tournament, THEN I would be content. IF I were to…
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