We’ve been taught all our lives to want more, do bigger and better things. We’ve been told to work as hard as we can while we are young so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor when we’re old. Though all of these things we were told throughout our lives are true, we sometimes idolize those ambitions and goals while losing our happiness in our current stages of lives.
That’s what I want to discuss with you today, finding happiness. Happiness is just as important as accomplishing big dreams, achieving the impossible goals, etc… because happiness is cheaper than the sacrifices made to accomplish whatever your heart desires. I don’t want to be mistaken in what I’m writing. I want you to grind, I want you to work hard, I want you to win, I want you to succeed, and all those great things. But, I want you to find happiness where you are. Living a life without happiness and plenty of success is like having the same car for years and never getting the oil changed. Changing the oil on a car promotes longevity in its performance. We need longevity in our lives and happiness is a tool needed throughout our lives.
I was driving and thinking about the content I was going to include in this post and I think about people that are very successful, accomplished many things but, are not happy in their lives. Think about it, how much would that suck? You’ve worked so hard to accomplish something and once you do it, you’re still not happy. I’ve done some things in my life where I worked so hard to accomplish it, that once I accomplished it I still wasn’t happy, and didn’t appreciate the process.
Today, I want to let you know that you have plenty to be thankful for. Be happy and find happiness in that. Goals may be on hold, visions delayed but you have much more to be thankful for. Be consumed in your vision and plans but find happiness. Once you find happiness, make it your duty to find ways to keep it.
This week my challenge to you is to be thankful for the little things, begin to find appreciation in it. You’ll begin to find happiness in that space as well.
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Written by David Simpson