09 Aug Do You Choose Happiness?
“We’ve pushed happiness over the cognitive horizon, as a society. And that’s because we think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier. But our brains work in the opposite order. If you can raise somebody’s level of positivity in the present, then their brain experiences what we now call a happiness advantage, which is your brain at positive performs significantly better than at negative, neutral or stressed.”
– Shawn Achor “The Happy Secret to Better Work”
What we all really want is to be happy. We strive for money, health, love, success and material objects because we believe having those things and reaching those goals will make us happy. If someone said, you can have $1 million every year, but in exchange, you must be lonely, miserable and ill, would you take it? If we are being honest, most of us would say no.
Don’t misunderstand, we are meant to have all of the material objects that we desire and this life is meant to be abundant. But while having lots of money, lots of beauty, lots of success and material objects won’t necessarily make us happy, choosing to be happy first WILL help us to have the things we think we want.
Choose to not put your happiness in a basket that is hanging on the arm of someone or something else. Make the choice to Be Happy First, and allow all of the wonderful physical manifestations that must follow.
You are creating your life! Choose your thoughts, your words and your actions and create a life you truly LOVE living! Make it an amazing day! Decide today that this is the best year of your life!