What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realise it sooner.
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Happiness is EASIER than you think
Let’s take a few moments to recap and reflect on how well we have managed the first five parts of this six part guide to happiness. Maybe take some time to reread, commit to and/or share the first five parts…
Part 1: Engage and enjoy
Part 2: Attitude and action
Part 3: Screen and simplify
Part 4: Invest wisely
Part 5: Express it!
And now that we have come so far, get ready to embrace the final and most significant step and…
Follow the ‘EASIER’ way to happiness – Part 6: Realise and live your purpose
- Realise and live your purpose. You can be who you want to be right now, no matter what your situation looks like. You may think life needs to change dramatically for you to be the person you want to be. That you can’t give until you make money. Or you can’t be adventurous and travel until you sell your house. The truth is you can be those things at any point in time. If you don’t have enough money to share… be generous with your compassion and listen when your friends have problems. If your house hasn’t sold (keeping you in one place), create adventure in your day by trying new things like joining a sports club or introducing yourself to new people. You never know when your ‘NOWS’ will run out. So ask yourself, “How can I be the person I want to be RIGHT NOW in this moment?”
- It’s not about discovering, it’s about deciding. Remember not to waste time trying to ‘find yourself’. One of the deepest secrets in life is that it is not a process of discovery but rather a process of creation. So, “Who do you decide to be?” Choose greatness, choose it now (in the everyday moments), live it fully and take Key Steps to…