Happiness is a choice; one that depends on simplicity and focus. ~Chad Howse
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Happiness doesn’t happen to us, it’s something we create.
We’ve all heard this before, yet we don’t make the necessary choices to create happiness.
We blame others for things that happen to us. We pout when things don’t go our way.
Worst of all, we compare our lives to the lives others are leading.
We look at instagram photos of some rich fella and we get sad about the life we’re leading. We look at facebook photos and wish we had what others have.
We’re in constant comparison.
And comparison removes the chance for happiness.
Your life is your life, but are you truly in it?
That is, are you so focused on your path that the paths others are taking become irrelevant.
Are you so focused on the things in your life, the moments, the work, the mission, purpose, people, relationships, and adventures, that you have no time nor energy to spend in someone else’s life, wishing you were walking in their shoes?
Focus is something most of us lack.
Simplicity is a part of this…
We lack focus because we’re trying to focus on more than one thing at a time. We’re trying to live our lives while also watching how others are doing it or what they’re doing.
We’re trying to work while also surf the internet.
We’re trying to do everything at once and we end up doing nothing.
Much of the choice of happiness is simply to simplify.
Bring your life down to one thing at a time and you’ll automatically become more happy. For one, you’re going to accomplish more and happiness and motivation are dependent on accomplishment.
We need small victories to feel as though we’re climbing the right mountain and that we’re actually climbing at all.
So yes, choose to be happy, but don’t make it an arbitrary, emotional choice, make it one of action.
Focus only on what you’re doing, your life.
Focus on one thing at time, don’t try to take all of this in at once because you’ll end up appreciating nothing and accomplishing zilch.
Create a life, a routine, rules, where your focus can only be singular, and only directed on the things that truly matter most, and you’ll live a purposeful life, a successful life, and a happy life.
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