Happiness, Happiness, Happiness!
In 2018, I promise myself that my happiness will be a priority within my life!
I am finally understanding the concept of happiness. As many times as I have heard, "Happiness starts with yourself," I am starting to see how that statement is accurate. It is clear when we allow other people to decide what our happiness should look like, (such as seeking approval from others), because it drains us.
Sometimes people can feel pressured to live their life a certain way due to their family, friends, or significant others high expectations. A lot of times, when there is a sense of expectancy in one's life, people tend to go the opposite way because it is only natural for them to want to do things their way. Question is, can you truly be mad at them?
Now, do not get me wrong, you should always strive to be the best person you can be, but when you allow others to have such an opinion in your life, you leave no room to prove to yourself that you can achieve the goals YOU set for yourself. Supportive individuals will understand that no one in life is perfect and mistakes will be made due to your loved ones having to figure out life for themselves. I also believe that every outcome is not the same for each individual. Therefore, just because something did not work out for you, does not mean that it will not work out for someone else.
Many times, we allow other people's insecurities, or our own fears to keep us paralyzed from taking the next steps to accomplishing our goals; and if not careful, time will continue to pass us by and we will end up making the same goals that we made the previous year, the next year. With this said, it is time for YOU to get out of your own way.
If you need start your day by reading your goals each morning when you wake up, listen to a positive podcast station that keeps you motivated at work, journal the progress that you are making, set deadlines within the year of when you need to accomplish your goals to get you one step closer to where you want to be, or make affirmations that will assist you to stay focused on your goals, then do so. It is only right to do so, because YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS!
I will be keeping you guys up to date on the progress I am making every other post or so. For anyone struggling to discover your happiness, just know that you are not alone because you have my support. Also, if you have any questions, I'm right here. We will go through this journey EVERY step of the way.
Now, let's be great!