DON’T WAIT TO BE HAPPY
In this episode of Confidence on the Go we’re chatting about
- Happiness, people pleasing and happy habits for better living and better health
- 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford Not to be Happy Right Now
- 10 Ways to be Happy Right Now
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THOUGHTS ON HAPPINESS THAT HAVE BROUGHT THIS TOPIC TO THE TOP OF MY HEART:
Happiness is based off your thoughts, not your circumstances.
No one can make you happy but yourself – and though you may try to make someone else happy, it’s impossible. Believe me, I have spent my life wishing that one person in my life was happier than they are … this person is loving and wonderful, but happy is never a word I would use to describe them – yet I am desperate for them to be happy and spent much of my life doing whatever I could to make them happy.
Someone else’s unhappiness should not have the power to take over your own. This is a challenge of mine … I have to be mindful and make intentional choices when it comes to when I feel myself shifting because I can’t make someone else happy.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. –Jim Rohn
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. –Albert Schweitzer
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. –Denis Waitley
WHAT IS HAPPINESS TO YOU?
Happiness is IMPERATIVE in your life because it leads to action, engagement and ultimately success, connection and fulfillment. It’s not hard to find unhappy people – watch them – do you want to be anything like them? Inspire yourself by seeing the need for more happiness leaders in life. Happiness partners with confidence, community, connection, contribution, purpose and passion – a happy life is one fully lived and one that others will want to emulate … by focusing on training your happy thoughts, you are actually focusing on improving all areas of your life … your happiness will affect your relationships, your impact, your success at work, your finances, your place in your community and the peace you feel in your heart at night when you go to bed.
YOUR VOICE CONTROLS YOUR HAPPINESS AND EXPERIENCE OF IT.
When your happiness shifts, dive into a “gratitude on the go” – gratitude fix.
If that doesn’t create the turnaround, intentionally spread love and share a smile with someone, even if it is forced on your end, your body will send signals to your brain that you have moved on and that you are back in control
THE PITFALLS OF PEOPLE PLEASING
You might fall into general “people pleasing” or you might fall into “person pleasing” … an unhealthy focus on trying to make one person happy.
WHY YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO WAIT TO BE HAPPY
- Your circumstances will never be perfect for that “happy” measure you are waiting for.
- You aren’t guaranteed tomorrow.
- Your waiting is your wasting (happiness is a type of wealth, don’t throw it away)
- You can’t wait for someone else to make you happy – you have to choose happiness yourself.
- Your example will light up the world.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BE HAPPY RIGHT NOW
- Train your thoughts.
- Slow down and dig into the present moment.
- Give gratitude brain space.
- Do one thing daily to move the needle forward.
- Celebrate beauty in your life everywhere you find it.
- Express your heart more openly.
- Engage in happiness habits and hobbies.
- Refuse to define yourself by productivity or success.
- Spend quality time with people you love.
- Stretch or do something to connect to your physical self more intimately.
TWO OPEN COACHING SPOTS!
I am pleased to announce that I am expanding my coaching slots and have two current “confidence consulting” appointments open for new clients. Specifically I am seeking to serve go-getters who have a passionate desire to take their business or something specific about their personal and professional growth to the next level. This might be you if you are an entrepreneur, if you are looking to build a stronger brand and platform, if you are writing your first book, if you are working on 10x-ing your network marketing business or if you are generally seeking to make a deep and significant impact with your life. Contact me directly for time availability and coaching rates at trish [at] trishblackwell.com
DO YOU WANT TO FIND FREEDOM FROM THE CHOKE OF COMPARISON?
Our focus in The College of Confidence this June is entirely dedicated to overcoming the dangerous autopilot mindset of comparison …we’re going to go deep on this topic and it will be a mindset and lifestyle changing month for those who are involved and who apply the strategies and challenges we discuss! You won’t want to miss this, be sure to grab your chair in The College of Confidence today at www.trishblackwell.com/college
LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Katherine MacLaughlin 🙂
Testimonial for College of Confidence, friend from Davidson College, general go-getter extraordinaire and amazing mom and wife who is fully committed to leaving this world a better place than when she found it. This is an audio-version of “listener of the episode,” so to catch it, you have to listen to the podcast episode itself!