If you think about what would make you happy, it’s a long list. Most of the things on the list likely involve your MasterCard. If you’ve got a list that looks like that, that is your first mistake.
Today we’re going to talk about where you find happiness and how to hang on to it.
The reason people don’t find happiness is because they’re looking in the wrong place. It’s not on the list that involves your MasterCard. Happiness is in the one place you would never think to look. It’s already inside you. The trick is to recognize it and celebrate it.
We are going to take a hard look inside ourselves and find the little happy person who’s hiding out. It’s a simple exercise and all you need is a few minutes of quiet time, a pencil and a notepad.
The first step toward being happy is to write some things down. It’s important to have a notepad when you do this because when little Mr. Happy goes into hiding again you’ll have a road map to find him.
First question, What are three things I like about me?
You have good qualities, you do. Since you’re like most of us you just don’t pay much attention to them. Or, when you do think of them, you’re either embarrassed at the thought of promoting yourself or you try to be modest and you beat that good thought to death.
Stop doing that. Recognizing that you have worth is an important step to being and staying happy. If you’re not happy with who you are, you’ll never be happy.
Feel free to list more than three but write down at least three.