I don’t mean open your eyes and go through the hum drum, robotic motions of eating, working, sleeping and repeating.
I mean open your eyes to all the wondrous gifts life has to offer. I know this may sound simpler than actually doing it, so I’m going to let you in some secrets.
Change your attitude.
If you have a negative attitude, then you’re most likely unhappy. Don’t worry, help is on the way. There are reasons why you are unhappy and it most likely has to do with how you are responding to current life situations.
You may be unhappy with your job but you continue because it pays the bills. You may be unhappy in your relationships but you stay because it is comfortable. You may have too many responsibilities, but you continue to say yes, because you don’t want to let people down. Unfortunately, this complacent response to unhappiness will not help. The person you should care about first is yourself. If you care about yourself as much as you do your job, your relationships, or pleasing other people, then you are able to see this amazing shift into a happier life.
This is what I want you to do. And sure, just because I’m telling you how to improve your attitude, how to live a happier and more successful life, does not mean you have to listen. This is your life and you can decide what you choose to make of it. Ok, so this is what you do. Do some soul searching regarding your job, your relationships, and your responsibilities.
What is it that makes you happy? Honestly, you may not know right away because you’ve never taken the time to ask yourself this before. So start simple. What do you enjoy doing? You may enjoy helping others, writing, making music, exercising, and so on. If you’re like me, you hate to spend time sitting down to think and write. But, writing down what you enjoy is so powerful because you can’t remember all of your thoughts and second writing it down will lead to other thoughts. Before you know it, the AHA moment where you know exactly what you want to do. You may not know how but you will know what and this what may be a combination of several items on your list.
Now that you know what makes you happy, you can begin creating your success story. Did you hear me? Now that you know what makes you happy, you can begin creating your success story.
So how do you begin?
Bring out your creative genius to play. Start envisioning this new life where your job is fun and doesn’t feel like a job, where you enjoy your relationships because you are with like-minded folks who love you, and you have whittled down your responsibilities to a manageable amount.
Start planning the next phase in your life. What do you have to do to obtain the job you enjoy that doesn't feel like a job? How will you find a community of like-minded folks who love and adore you? How will you live life on your terms and only take on responsibilities that you can handle?
I'd love to hear how you're creating your success stories. If you need some help, I'm here for you.
Say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org.