Are we doing everything we can be doing to make ourselves happy?

Happy Almost Friday to you!  I wanted to start the day off by asking a few questions, directed to you and to myself.  Are we doing everything we can be doing to make ourselves happy?  Now this is a very loaded question!  What makes us happy?  If I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face and an excitement to start the day and take on the world, I would define that as happy.  Except that I haven’t felt that in a little while.

Life has a tendency to throw apples and oranges at us.  We slip, fall down to the ground and the direction we go in when we get back up has changed. At least that is how I see it.  It doesn’t have to be that way and I know it.  Sometimes we forget that we’ve done the research and have already figured out what makes us happy;  Whether it is in the moment we are in or we know what to do to get there.  So if you happen to be on my bus going to Happyville or have already reached your destination by all means share what you are doing!  If you are not sure or have come to a crossroads, you can share that to.  It is never to late to get a ticket for the bus.

I have always been an avid reader.  Over the last twelve years or so I have amassed a collection of books from people who have gotten to a success in life that made them happy and have shared their stories.  I am currently working on tackling Procrastination. I want to leave you today with something I read in ‘Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.’ by Brian Tracy.  If you are not familiar with Brian Tracy, he was in sales, made it big and applied the principals he learned to everything in life and now he’s bigger.  The great thing is you do not have to be in sales to take away from this book. 

“The Power of Written Goals…When I could no longer find a laboring job, I got into sales, knocking on doors, working on straight commission.  I struggled from sale to sale until I began looking around me and asking, “Why is it that other people are doing better than I am?”
Then I did something that changed my life.  I began to ask successful people what they were doing that enabled them to be more productive and earn more money than me.  And they told me.  I did what they advised me to do, and my sales went up.  Eventually, I became so successful that I was made a sales manager….
This process of learning and applying what I had learned changed my life.  I am still amazed at how simple and obvious it is.  Just find out what other successful people do and do the same things until you get the same results.  Learn from the experts. Wow! What an idea.” – Eat That Frog
Wow! is right!  Mind you, that kind of information starts in the preface, so you can imagine how the rest of the book is.  I am excited to read it and excited to share my thoughts with you!  Is procrastination one of the things that holds you back from doing things that might make you happy?  Pick up the book, you might read something that turns a light bulb on.  Amazon has it for 9.03 and if you spend $25 you get free shipping. 
I had the honor of meeting Bran Tracy at his seminar.
If you see someone that makes you say, “I want to be doing that!”;  Ask them what they do and how they did it.  Most people love to share their story.  You never know it could lead you to Happyville! 
Until then,

6 thoughts on “Are we doing everything we can be doing to make ourselves happy?”

  1. I love love love the new look!! And you met Brian Tracy?! I have a few of his books and have yet to put some of his advice into practice. One of my bad habits. I thought about getting that book before and now I will. Procrastination is a HUGE issue that I have. Like right now I should be working and yet I am on your fabulous site posting a comment. lol

    Ms. Pillowz

  2. Why thank you @MsPillows, simple design is sometimes the way to go. I went to one of his seminars and he walked around the room during breaks. He was very personable. His books read like he’s talking to you and sharing his words of wisdom. I definitely recommend reading his books.

  3. You know I love this question. No, I admit that I am not doing all that I can. Though Chasing Joy does keep me focused and I am doing more now for my own happiness than I ever have before. Great Post!

    #FlashbackFriday

    1. We definitely require things in our lives to remind us that we need to be focused on getting happy. It is something that we have to do for ourselves. I think that it is unacceptable to assume that someone else is responsible for our own happiness. If we do not make ourselves happy, how can someone else? Having Chasing Joy in your life is a blessing and I am happy to be on the journey with you as we all Chase Joy together! Thanks for joining the conversation!

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