“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” – Dale Carnegie
Through conditioning, many people have been led to believe that happiness is achieved by having more things or reaching some goal in life. The focus is on something external but happiness, as many of you already know, is an inside job.
We all have dozens of thoughts that habitually run through our mind each and every day. The thoughts you have affects how you will feel. If you keep thinking about how terrible your life is, you’re going to feel lousy.
Feeling happy is actually quite simple: Think about things that make you happy.
Yes, it’s a temporary feeling but so is any other feeling. No one’s happy 24/7. Happy people just have more happy moments than less happy people.
If you find that thinking about thoughts that frustrate you helps to motivate you to better your life, then that’s fine. However, if thinking negative thoughts just causes you to become even less happy and less motivated, it’s time to change your thoughts.
Most of the things we think about on a daily basis, we think about out of habit. How do you change a habit? You conscious interrupt the pattern when you notice it and replace it with something else.
If feeling lousy comes down to having lousy thoughts, then feeling happier simply comes down to having happier thoughts. So watch your thoughts because they create your reality.