Acquiring happiness in your life is a process. It’s just not something that happens overnight. The first step is to know what you need to be happy, and then make sure that you understand the things that you have control over and the things that you don’t. Once you understand the difference, it’s just a matter of taking action and being patient until your dreams are realized.
“Happiness is a bit of a mystery,” says Nazarian. “We’re always looking for it and always asking ourselves, ‘How do I get happiness?’ But if we ask, ‘What is happiness?’ it’s a lot easier to find.” In other words, you’re not going to create it. You have to do something, however small, that makes you feel happy. Meaning, if you can see yourself doing that thing once you reach your end goal, you’ll be exponentially more likely to be happy than if you never even thought about it in the first place. In addition, if you can accurately measure whatever success you’re looking to achieve, you’ll find that a substantial portion of it is tied up in the small actions that have you feeling happy today.
Simple Steps To Finding Happiness
Step 1: Figure out what makes you happy
At the end of the day, it’s all about figuring out what makes you happy. Are you happy sitting in a cubicle in an office? Are you happy working in a factory? Are you happy working from the road? Wherever you are working, you can be happy and you can find a way to make it work.
Step 2: Determine what you have control over and what you don’t
Step two is about figuring out what you have control over and what you don’t. If you’re not in control of something, you have to let it go. If you’re not in control of the weather, you can’t get upset because it’s raining. The same works for a car, an investment property, or something else that may not be in your control. So when I say controlling something, I’m talking about having the ability to make the desired outcome a reality.
Step 3: Take action on the things that you can control and be patient with the rest
The best way to succeed is to focus on the things that you can control. You have a great deal of control over your own actions. You have no control over other people’s actions, and you have no control over the results you get in life. So focus on the things you can control, such as your actions, and be patient with the rest.
Conclusion: Happiness isn’t something that just happens overnight, but if you can figure out what will make you happy and take the proper steps to get there, then it’s not all that hard to achieve your dreams.