Ask most people what they want out of life, and they will say – “I just want to be happy” or “I just want to feel good”. Does the pursuit of happiness, really bring you happiness? Not if you’re making one of these 5 common mistakes In Pursuing Happiness.
Happiness Mistake Number One:
You view delays in life as denials. Some of us just can’t take no for an answer, but no is not always a no. It may mean, just not now. And you’re likely not getting that for good reasons.
A good reason why you may not be getting the result that you want, is that you need to improve in a certain area in your life before you can truly handle and enjoy the blessings that you’re actually seeking, instead concentrate on the next right step towards your goal.
Happiness Mistake Number Two:
Your circumstances don’t determine your happiness. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your circumstances have to improve before you can be happy.
Sometimes in your life, things will always be broken. You can’t always control your circumstances but you can control how you view them.
Happiness Mistake Number Three:
You think that people are there to make you happy. If you make the mistake of looking to people to make you happy you, are going to be let down. I mean after all your happiness isn’t their responsibility, It’s yours.
Relationships are challenging and they take work, but the good news is that the challenges and the efforts that you spend to overcome them, refine who you are. Hopefully into a better version of yourself.
Happiness Mistake Number Four:
You give to get. There are generous people in this world who derive true joy from giving, but many people make the mistake of giving in the hopes of getting something in return. If you can’t give out of the goodness of your heart – expecting nothing in return, your motive is self centered and being self centered and being happy – Don’t mix together. True happiness comes from connecting with others.
Happiness Mistake Number Five:
You settled. I can’t even count how many times I have heard people say, I just want. And they honestly believe that this just will be the answer to their happiness.
The problem with just, is it means that you’re settling. Look, be honest with yourself and your true desires that just will not make you happy for very long. And if you truly want to be happy – Consider laying aside your pursuit of happiness and seek purpose, and balance instead. When you commit to pursuing purpose and balance, your happiness will actually be just around the corner.
Until next time, will you be blessed beyond your wildest imagination.