I envision the path to happiness as a road through the desert, in July. The heat radiates off the asphalt, so I am unsure of just how far the road stretches off into the distance. Of course, this is my vision, so the road is as long-or short-as I want it to be.
With my mind, I create oases and mountains that provide shade. I create the happiness.
I am in control of my happiness, because happiness is perceived. Happiness is a goal always within grasp, though many perceive it to be at the end of the road. However, I avoid waiting for the end of the road. I place happiness among my belongings and carry it with me during my travels.
By maintaining a positive outlook, searching for the good in things, and reinforcing my well-being, my happiness grows within. I begin to feel optimistic. I discover that happiness affects my recognition of success.
When I am happy, I succeed in every challenge I undertake. Life is easier, people are nicer, and each obstacle appears smaller.
Today, I intend to share my perspective on happiness with others. Instead of being a goal to work toward, I realize that happiness is actually a tool I can use to achieve my goals. I have stopped striving to be happy. I simply am.
1. What helps me to maintain a positive mental outlook?
2. What type(s) of happiness does success bring?
3. Who and/or what influences my well-being?