Negativity only places limits on your abilities. It destroys your vision and is ultimately poisonous to success. You can’t attain success if your mindset is fixated on the idea that you don’t deserve it or will never achieve it. Happiness will give you the confidence you need to quiet the inner critic inside and you will become your true potential.
If you want to be successful you have to learn how to create more happiness in your life.
Happiness is more than just an emotion it is a belief that you have to fight for daily. There are many factors that can impact your happiness. You have to be your own catalyst to reaching your goals and creating happiness in your life.
According to Harvard University professor and expert on positive psychology, Shawn Achor, “The three greatest predictors of happiness are optimism (the belief your behavior will eventually matter), social connection, and how we perceive stress (as a challenge or as a threat).”
A promotion, losing weight, or a new relationship can only make us happy temporarily. Your ego will be boosted but happiness only remains when it comes from within. If you are constantly seeking happiness form everywhere else but yourself, you are setting yourself up for failure.
Bottom line: You have the powerful force within yourself to create anything.
Positivity combined with genuine happiness helps us tap into that force.
“In the end, positivity paves the way for growth, and growth breeds success. “- Kathy Caprino
You might be thinking that there is no way out of negative thinking habits but there is. You can and should free yourself of all negativity. Why? Because as you can see in the quote above happiness plays a major role in you achieving success.
When you are focused more on positivity you will be able to bounce back easier from negative events. Having a more optimistic view of the future determines the actions you will take in the present. Think of positivity like the launch pad and your thoughts as the momentum that will propel you to overall personal, career, or business goals.
Which means that you have to believe you will achieve it, connect with others who have the same mindset and have confidence that you will overcome any obstacle and kick ass. You are all you need to create happiness. Take a moment to be with that ideal. It is a conscious decision that you have to make every day to remain positive.
Are you ready to make a change? If so, what could you change today to put you one step closer to happiness? Happiness comes from within. The day that you stop trying to be happy is the day your happiness will begin. Pain, anger, fear, and overall dissatisfaction in life can leave you longing for happiness.
How to achieve happiness
Gratitude is the perfect prescription for happiness withdrawal. Gratitude strengthens relationships, improves health, and reduces stress. Gratitude is also a way to acknowledge what is going right in your life.
Happiness is a choice and when you focus on all of the things going right in your life, they will multiply. When you start appreciating what you have you will forget about the things that you don’t.
You are unique. No matter what your current circumstances are, you need to take pride in the fact that no one can do it like you. There will never be another you. You owe it to yourself to become the best version of you.
The happier you are further you will go. Negativity will only paralyze you to remain the same situation. Negativity does not breed growth and progress. There is no hope in thinking negatively. Those thoughts only keep you wallowing in self-doubt.
When you are happy your brain is at top performance. It is hard to focus on success if you are stressed and neutral. However by remaining optimistic you are excited and can see clearly the actions you need to take to achieve your goals.
By practicing gratitude you will increase your overall happiness. Choose to focus your energy on the things you already have and what you already do well.
Do you practice gratitude? If so, I hope it has had a positive impact on your life as much as it has mine. To help you get clear and start your own path towards happiness try this free 21 Questions to Clarity worksheet.
Let’s continue the conversation in the comments. How do you practice gratitude and create happiness in your life? Sharing your insight could help someone on their journey.