10 steps to lifelong happiness

10 steps to lifelong happiness

I found this article over the weekend and thought it would be a great way to start the week. Read and enjoy…

10 Steps to Lifelong happiness – from news.com

WHY does happiness come so easily to some people? Here?s how to join them.

Happiness begins with a choice. So many people are waiting to feel happy. They think they will be happy when they have done this or achieved that.

But the truth is, enduring happiness is not a result of the things you have done, but the person you have chosen to be.

As a success coach, I have had the chance to examine the thoughts and feelings of hundreds of people seeking happiness. I have found that many people are so focused on changing themselves that they lose themselves in the process.

When I share this observation, all too often the response I receive is, “I’m just trying to be the best that I can be.” But what does being the best you can be really mean?

Here are 10 guiding principles to help bring you lasting happiness and fulfilment.

1 Take charge

The first and most important step in becoming the best you can be is to simply decide to be that person. Of course, that’s much easier said than done.

Most people find plenty of excuses to avoid being honest with themselves about who they are and what they really want from life. Make the choice to own up to your true potential and step into your brilliance.

2 Let it go

Don’t waste energy trying to change or alter things that are well beyond your control. Instead, focus on the things that are in your influence and find a peaceful acceptance of the rest.

3 Live for now

Don’t live in the past, blaming your current reality on experiences from childhood, early adulthood or even last week.

At the same time, don’t be so busy dreaming of your future that you overlook or waste the opportunities that are presented to you today. It’s important to accept the past, dream of the future, but live in the moment.

4 Expect the best

If you believe things will turn out well, they usually do. Likewise, if you expect to be disappointed or let down, it’s highly likely that will be your experience. Being optimistic is not about being naive or ignorant about potentially negative outcomes. On the contrary, optimism is about expectation: expect the best from life and it will deliver…

…keep reading the full and original article HERE