Seeking Happiness… Is it something you watch, wish for or do? Or is it even attainable?
Ever wonder how you sometimes find yourself doing the watching and wishing instead of actually on the road to happiness. I admit it, I did…
“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness – and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”
— Dale Carnegie
Hey here is a personal test and a gift I will share to you on how to have more control in this elusive area of what a friend described as ‘mental gymnastics of the soul’
Grab a pen / keyboard or paper and give yourself ten seconds to write what comes in your mind on two topics. Ready? In ten seconds write or type out Five things that are Troubling You Right now… GO!!
OK, did you get all five? Great! Stay with me, the gift is in the understanding and the follow through results… Ready for the second topic? Good!
In Ten seconds, no MORE! Right / type out five things that you ARE MOST Thankful for! GO!
Times up!! I venture to say that not all of you finished all five. Don’t feel bad, I did not either. There is a message here if you took more time to finish.
The biggest reason is that we have been giving our attention to the things that lead us away from our unique happiness; those things that we have alway felt that we are thankful to have in our life… those things that many of us have taken for granted..
Ok here is your gift, ‘the happy trigger’
Here is how it works. I just gave you what you have always had, ammo for Despair (lack of a better word) and ammo for Happiness. Now every time you meet someone and they smile, snap a picture (drawn upon internally) of any of the five things that you are most thankful to have in your life. If they do not smile, of course you know then what happens. The magic will be when you figure out how to make that person smile back..
YES, you smile first! See you always had it!!
RE-READ what Dale Carnegie said above please..
Fun and rewarding a the same time. My gig is up! Now you know why you see me smiling all the time! 🙂