Happiness is a choice! All you have to do is choose it! 💖 Sometimes we forget 😇
Have you ever met someone that always seems happy and wondered what their secret was? Some people just seem to ooze joy! I always feel extremely blessed when I meet one of those people because their happiness is contagious.
I was speaking with a nice gentleman that works at my local grocery store one day. He is one of those eternally happy people, so I asked him “what’s your secret to happiness?” His response was simple and profound. I choose to be, he said! That response hit me like a ton of bricks and it serves as a constant reminder that happiness really is a choice.
Since that talk I have discovered that happy people aren’t held captive by their circumstances. They don’t seek happiness in relationships with other people or the possessions they acquire. They understand that once you stop chasing the societies definition of happiness, you’ll begin to see that the choice to be happy has been right in front of you all along.
You may be thinking; what does this have to do with growing my business?
Well, I recently read this article and watched the video below on Entrepreneur.com and in it Gretchen Rubin author of the Happiness Project talks about how becoming self-aware can lead you to success as an entrepreneur and it got me thinking that success (whatever we think it might be) isn’t the goal. Happiness is!
Here is that video ~ Enjoy
When we go into business we often think, success is the goal. For example, I want to make X amount of dollars or have X number of clients. We think “I will be happy when I’m driving my dream car, when I am married, when I’m living in a house on the beach or when my business hits its first million” and there is nothing wrong with that. But the truth is, you’re happy when you finally make the decision to be happy. Once you do that everything else will follow including business success.
Final thoughts sometimes knowing that happiness is a choice isn’t enough it requires a conscience decision to be happy every day. So, consider this your reminder that it really is a choice. One that only you can make!
What will you choose? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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