HAPPINESS is KNOWING What’s IMPORTANT for You. Although we may sometimes neglect to cultivate our own happiness, feeling happy is intrinsically important. If we are happy it has added knock-on effects and benefits. These include us becoming more compassionate and feeling healthier both physically and emotionally. We become more creative, witty, energetic, and fun to be around. And it can also lead us to become more financially successful.

I consider myself incredibly lucky that I get to meet so many amazing and happy people.

When I see happiness and success you probably won’t be surprised to hear that I often ask myself. What’s the source of this happiness?”

Now I’m not suggesting there’s any specific magic secret to happiness but there are undoubtedly some common themes. And one of the things I frequently see in happy and confident people is the ability to know what’s important.

There’s actually something even more important than knowing what’s important. And that’s the ability to stay focused on what’s important. In truth, no one can ever make someone feel anything. Outside behaviours and influences have the power to trigger off negative thoughts but that can only happen if you allow it to. Change the way you respond to those triggers and consequently they can have no effect on inflicting any kind of misery upon you.

HAPPINESS is KNOWING What’s IMPORTANT for You. I recently discovered a great quote from Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German writer, and scholar:

“Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” 

Truer words were never said and so my thought for today is that happiness can be yours if you simply clarify your priorities and remain focused on and dedicated to them.

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