Every day we wake up, go through our morning routines, and get ready for the daily grind. We head off to work, get to our offices, and proceed to make things happen. We work hard and continue to push towards our goals in life, but deep down there is something many of us are forgetting to do everyday. Unfortunately, we get caught up in the pursuit of goals, dreams, growth, and advancement and we forget to be…HAPPY!
Too many of us are stuck in the “if/then” mentality. What I mean by this is too many of us say, “If I get that promotion, THEN I will be happy” or “If I get that new car, THEN I will be happy” or “If I lose weight, THEN I will be happy.” This type of thinking is very common, but it’s false. The truth is if you can’t be happy with who you are and where you are then you will never be happy. You will never find true joy.
Every day you need to choose to be happy!
Every day wake up and be happy with yourself and who you are. Don’t look at the things you still haven’t accomplished yet with disappointment. Instead, be proud of how far you have come. It’s important to have goals you are striving for, but learn to be happy with your achievements along the way. Stop tying your happiness to the achievement of a goal and learn to enjoy the process. Sure, you will be happy when you cross the finish line, but learn to enjoy the race as well.
So be happy in this moment right now. Keep moving forward, but don’t forget to experience the joy of the journey you are on. Many things might be out of our control, but the one thing we have absolute control over is our own happiness. Enjoy your journey. Enjoy your race. Smile and choose to be happy today!