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“What do you want?”
Emphasis on the want.
Every new client hears this question during our first meeting. I usually toss my query after hearing the subtext behind actions, and behaviors, and rarely feelings.
We all have them.
Spoiler Alert: 90% of my clients say that want to be happy.
What will make you happy?
Is it getting that promotion you’ve been yearning for? Is it the high-powered vehicle cloaked in your garage? Is it losing those last five pounds?
Yes. Yes, because you’re successful when you’ve reached your goals…you’re happy you have a new promotion so that you can take that Tahitian vacation or pay off your high balance/high percentage school loans…you’re overjoyed as your shiny ponytail whips in the wind during an afternoon convertible drive zooming on desolate roads. . .you’re giddy you can finally fit into your 7-16 denim skinny jeans.
Are these fleeting experiences enough to feel happy?
Happiness…is it experienced intrinsically or extrinsically?
Psychologists have long toyed with the definition and interpretation of the word ‘happy.’ Finding your inner gaiety does not need to be laborious or far-reaching. You just need to change your brain.
Yes. Change it.
Throw out the concept of ‘positive thinking’ and embrace ‘realistic thinking.’ Express gratitude. Maybe you don’t have a glossy Red Monster of gas guzzling endorphins on four wheels parked in your driveway, but you do have a reliable mode of transportation to get you where you need to be. Maybe those over-priced denims are still hanging in the back of your closet, but you do have clothes that fit, are clean and are comfortable.
Yes, I realize I’m presenting you with a ridiculous scale of comparison, but the truth is that ‘happy’ can only be found from within you. Not somebody bringing you flowers, and not the layers of shoes stacked in your closet.
I believe success lies in being happy. Happy with who you are and happy with what you have.
Finding your happy is a process; it’s a journey.
Happiness is perspective, reality and gratitude.
Don't wait to be happy. Don't try to find it in another person.
Happiness is a choice; it can only come from you.
My journaling workbook will take you through a 22 day process to help you find your joy.
Always finding my happy,