Happiness is an easy concept. It is the feeling of being content. How do you measure it in your own life? Do you feel like you could be more happy in life? I believe that you should put your happiness first. As I grow as a person, I see so many people settle in their life. Pick a career that makes you happy. Pick a partner who makes you happy. Surround yourself with friends who make you happy. Spend time doing hobbies that you enjoy. When you are truly happy with your life, you will be successful. Your job isn’t important if you spend your time there wanting to leave. Your partner isn’t the right one if you spend most of your time around them unhappy. Your friends aren’t the right group of people if they drag you down. Put people in your life who want you to be successful. Change is difficult. It is uncertain but change is the first step to a happier life. I have spent the past week focusing on my own happiness. I spent a lot of time hiking and being around the people who make me happy. I believe that each of us, myself included, can make small changes that will impact us for the rest of our life. It’s time to grow. I wish all of you the best!
Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It depends solely on your outlook on life. A quote by Henry Ford states, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”. This quote holds a lot of truth, especially in everyday life. If you wake up to go work at a job you can’t stand, you aren’t going to be happy. The paycheck isn’t worth the sacrifice. If you force yourself to stay in a relationship that you don’t want to be in, you aren’t going to be happy. If you break yourself down and continue to fill your mind with negativity, you will not be successful in your actions. However, if you believe in yourself and your own capabilities, you will have a much higher chance of success in all that you do. In order to grow and be happy, you have to trust yourself. Each of you have a flame burning inside of you, a passion, a goal, a story to share. Let your flames burn bright. Be the light in someones darkness. Don’t be the reason that another persons flame dies out. Be happy, be proud, be bold, and above all else, just be yourself. When you are true to yourself, you can overcome any obstacle put in your path. While unfortunate things happen in life, the way that you react to those situations are what define you as a person. Are you going to allow yourself to grow? Will you let yourself sink? The choice is yours.