Deep happiness is not something that just appears. Deep happiness is cultivated through the choices you make. Your choices influence your perspective. How you perceive your personal world allows you to imagine how it would be if something were added, changed or eliminated. That’s how dreams come about. You have an idea that your world would be better if _____which creates a desire to _____ which turns into a vision that holds the hope that true happiness will follow.
At the end of the day, what most of us desire is to be happy. Happy with ourselves, happy with enough money, good health, good friends, a significant other, a nice place to live, good food etc. Our expectation is that the sense of happiness comes with it all. Commonly asked questions are: Will it make you happy? Does money bring happiness?
I ask my clients, “What do you want and will it bring you happiness?” I’ve heard all kinds of answers from ‘what are you crazy, of course it will make me happy” to “I’m not sure, but I want it anyway?” And therein lies the dilemma! What is happiness and more importantly, what is happiness for you?
When my clients seek out coaching, they bring desire, vision and hope that they can achieve what they feel will improve their lives. They are seekers of happiness who possess the motivation and courage to invest in themselves. It is through the process of working together that we turn their vision of happiness into reality.
Questions to Ponder:
What does the “feeling of happy’ feels like? Have the demands of daily living overwhelmed my ability to feel happy? Does my happiness come from someone else? Am I happy only when I’m somewhere other than where I am? What do I need to feel happy?
If you are happy with yourself and your environment hold onto it. It is precious! Life is too short to waste energy being disappointed.
Would love to hear about your happiness! Wishing you happiness ….. Chris