I think it’s safe to say that we all want to be happy.
We all have our own idea of what happiness is and one day—if we’re not already there, of course—we’ll get there. We all have dreams and aspirations and are working hard to make them all a reality. But, sometimes we get stuck. We all hit the occasional speed bump, and sometimes these setbacks can really stand in the way of our progress. What if I were to contend that the size and duration of such setbacks are products of our mindset not only in times of adversity, but at all times? Could a positive attitude make all the difference?
I say, it could. Now, this is not to say that you have to be peppy and upbeat shout-it-from-a-mountaintop positive all day, every day. It’s actually the exact opposite. It’s more about who you are on the inside, rather than the outside. It’s entirely possible to give off positive vibes without even uttering a word. You might think that you’re just not that kind of person – that it’s just not in your DNA to be happy everyday. But even the most pessimistic of us all can easily turn things around. If you train yourself daily to see the bright side, regardless of the situation—good, bad, big, or small—you will find it even easier to be happy every single day. You’ll be able to experience happiness daily. Instead of happiness serving as your ultimate goal, you’ll be able to use your happiness and positive attitude as a means to achieve whatever personal or professional goals you might have. And the best part? This happiness and positivity will shine through you onto those around you. Bettering the world begins with bettering yourself. 🙂