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Can I Be Happy Before I'm A Success?
Happy In The Moment
What makes you happy? Do you know? Is it a fantastic roll in the hay? Bling? A good cigar?Doing a job you love? Well, that's the first thing. You need to know what makes you happy. Maybe you should start a list. Once you figure out what can make you happy you have to fit it into your life somehow. If you don't, you'll feel as if your time isn't well spent. Concentrate on it consistently.
It isn't that you've got to break into action doing any old thing. Albert Schweitzer put it best when he said,"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful," So you see what you choose to do with your time does have something to do with happiness. Now the question is what's stopping you? Is it the thing that stops many people from achieving success. You guessed it, money. A means to achieve. You've all heard that you've got to have money to make money. A lot of times this is true. Probably more often than we'd like to believe.
If you've got to have cash to pay your mortgage and the rest of your bills it's obvious that you've got to do something to earn a living. But, what if what you're doing now for cash isn't what you really want? What if you're not happy?
The only thing you can do short of winning the lottery, is to do something with the time you're off from work. You could go to school and re-educate yourself, or you could get involved in an avocation you've had on the back burner for some time. It could be a volunteer job that could fill your void.You know, it could even be just having breakfast on the patio every morning with a loved one that makes you happy. A simple positive habit can be the change you need too. The point is you've got to start spending time doing what you love so you'll get a chance to feel happiness on some level.
If may be that you want to get better at golf, horseback riding, tennis, watercolors, music, photography, or anything else you can think of. It doesn't just have to be one thing either. You can just start filling your life with what you never thought you would. Take a chance. Try some new things. You know you could be doing something else when you're watching that old tired TV show. If you think about it there are many more activities you could switch in your life to make you happier. Just because you've done the same thing every Saturday night doesn't mean you have to. Think. What other things could you do?