Step 1: Find things that you enjoy, whether it’s hiking in the mountains, walking your dog, or just eating your favorite ice cream. I feel that the most important part about being happy is that you need to be selfish, which is odd because being selfish was always considered a “bad” thing growing up. The way I look at it, you need to be 100% completely happy with who you are, and where you are at in life, before you come close to making others happy.
Throughout my life i’ve found a great deal of satisfaction when it comes to making others happy. I’m not sure what it is about making others happy that ignites my happiness, but it’s something i’ve realized over the years. The most common mistake a see within people is that they’re always looking and searching for this human being to bring them happiness. I’m not saying that’s the wrong way to go about it, but you shouldn’t ever have to depend on others for happiness.
Getting older has made me realize that depending on others will bring you to a lot of dead ends. You get let down a lot because you are expecting something from this individual, and when they don’t provide you with what you were expecting, that creates disappointment. When in reality, you’re creating the disappointment yourself because you shouldn’t of ever expected something from them in the first place.
Maintaining and controlling my own happiness has been one of the most beneficial things i’ve done with my life to date, and I mean that. I can’t remember the last time i’ve been let down or been disappointed with someone. People always ask me why I don’t get down or why i’m never upset and that’s not really the case. I’ve just learned the hard way through rough experiences that when you are in full control of your happiness and you are depending on anybody else to bring you happiness, life becomes so much more enjoyable. The best part about not expecting anything from anyone is that when they do provide you with some happiness, it means so much more because it’s unexpected.
Live. Laugh. Learn.
Putting our happiness towards work.