Happiness is a State of Mind
I was chatting with one of our members at the end of a tough Monday morning session.
For the record, Monday morning sessions always seem to be the hardest.
So, over a nice fresh coffee after the session, we set off putting the world to rights with the conversation eventually finding its way to ‘being happy’.
Because that’s what most people want isn’t it?
To be happy.
And so, we set about our daily lives and set goals (or don’t set goals) to acquire the things we subconsciously believe will make us happy.
The important element of this article isn’t the goals that you set or what you determine will make you happy.
The important element is that you will consciously or unconsciously move towards what you think will make you happy.
But, here’s the key.
You don’t need anything, in particular, to make you happy.
Happiness is a state of mind that anyone can have.
It just takes practice.
And you should start today.
Your reality, if you don’t, is that you’ll keep setting conscious or unconscious goals and move towards them, only being briefly happy when you reach them.
Because once you’ve reached a goal, it’s human nature to push on towards the next.
This is what pushes industry and markets forward so is a great thing.
But only being briefly happy when you reach a goal seems less appealing.
Most goals are a minimum of 6 weeks away, and that’s if you hit reach them. If you don’t, they’re even further.
Do you really want to wait 6 weeks or more between your brief period of happiness?
Or would you rather be happy on the journey?
I’m not saying don’t set goals or have ambitions. I believe they are an integral part of life.
What I’m saying is to practice finding happiness in the moment.
It can come from something small, to begin with, from someone letting you pull out on to a busy road or just catching your eye and smiling.
It doesn’t have to be groundbreaking.
We all have a lot to be thankful for and that should be enough to find happiness on your journey from goal to goal.
Appreciate where you are, be thankful for what you have and enjoy what you’re going to achieve.