Happiness begins with a choice. Most people are waiting to feel happy. You can’t just wait until you will be happy when you’ve achieved this and done that. Happiness is not a result of the things you’ve done. It’s about the person you have chosen to become.
1. Take Charge
The most important step to becoming happy and the best you can be is to simply decide to be that person. Most people find plenty of excuses to avoid being honest with themselves, about who they are, and about what they really want from life. Make the choice to be that person you want to be right now!
2. Let it Go
Trying to control things that are beyond your control is wasting your energy. Focus on the things that that within your influence and find peace in the acceptance of the rest.
3. Live For Now
Don’t live in the past. Don’t blame current reality on experience for childhood, early adulthood or the past 2 weeks events. Wake up every morning as if it is a new morning. Don’t take up all of your time dreaming of your future if it wastes the opportunities that are present today. Accept the past, dream the future and live in the moment!
4. Expect the Best
If you expect things to turn out well, they usually do. If you expect to be disappointed or let down, to experience failure, then you probably will experience it. Just because you are being optimistic, it does not mean you are being naïve or ignorant. Optimism is about expectations. Expect the best from life and you will usually get it.
5. Back Yourself
It is important to create success in life by believing in it. Believe in your dreams, your ideas and yourself. Other people will always try and lead you away from your dreams. It’s not because they don’t want you to be happy but because they are governed by their own fears, self doubt and limiting beliefs. When you believe, things become possible.
6. Get Out of the Way
Many people don’t take ownership of possibilities in their lives, constantly blaming others, the past and other situations for their circumstances. You are the only person who can hold you back in life. Forget those limiting beliefs, ideas and attitudes. Give yourself permission to shine.
7. Be Grateful
Few people genuinely don’t have enough money to get by, but many affluent, healthy people constantly talk about the things they don’t have. A poverty mentality is a serious affliction. If you focus on how much you already have, your true desires will be met. You will discover how little you genuinely need.
8. Give All You Can
Be generous. Not just with gifts, but of yourself. Give your time, energy and spirit. Avoid judgement of others. What you give in life will determine what you receive.
9. Keep it Up
It won’t be easy to do , be or have everything you want in life, but if your desires are genuine, over time, these things will begin to come to you with ease. Don’t give up. Stay committed to being the best you can be.
10. Be Brave
To be the best you can be, do the right thing, not the easy thing. The principal of courage is about doing the right thing for you and having the courage to do it, even if at the time it feels like the hardest thing in the world!
When you apply these guiding principle to your life, you can feel confident you are being the best you can be and lifelong happiness and contentment will be yours!