THE 10 HAPPIEST THINGS YOU CAN DO
1. LOVE YOURSELF
- It is the nucleus for all motivation. A good place to begin is your
physical appearance. Improving it will do a great deal to raise your
2. SEEK THE LOVING LIFE
- People think love is important for happiness and not only romantic
love. When you can focus your attention on others, you feel better
3. JOIN THE WORK WORLD
- Despite constant complaining, people feel work is essential to
happiness. They don’t work for money only - consider volunteer work.
Working and accomplishing tasks makes you feel good about yourself.
4. ENJOY THE POWER OF TOUCH
- Touching helps to affirm friendship, approval, caring, etc. People
put up a lot of barriers to touching and equate it to either sex or
violence. We too often avoid the simple acts of touching such as pats
on the back, heartfelt handshakes, cordial hugs - that confirm good
5. LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME
- Many of us spend much of our “today” worrying about yesterday or
tomorrow. Since the past won’t change and the future may never come,
forget them and enjoy the day - everyday!
6. TURN ON THE LAUGHTER
- Humor is a free ride toward happiness. It can take the sting out of
failure and stupidities. It can help us overcome the worst of our
experiences. We “look back and laugh” - start looking for the laughs
7. MOVE YOUR MUSCLES
- Exercise can increase self esteem, relieve anxiety, improve
attentiveness, dissipate stress, and elevate moods. Active people seem
to be happier.
8. SEARCH FOR MEANING
- Develop a set of “guiding principles,” a “belief system,” that will
help you to make sense of your life. What holds real meaning for you
and what directions can you take to reach these goals?
9. TAKE TIME TO WASTE TIME
- Leisure is a “waste of time” that allows you to lose yourself in
pleasure and celebration. It’s a way to deal with stress, increase
productivity, and enhance contentment. Games, hobbies, play, etc. are
all leisure activities that can help you to “waste time.”
10. GIVE TO OTHERS
- Altruism can increase happiness. Being concerned about others puts
you in contact with others. This type of contact will improve your
outlook on life and yourself!
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from the Masters -
PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY IS LIKE THE SET OF THE SAIL
by Jim Rohn
In the process of living, the winds of circumstances blow on us all in an unending flow that touches each of our lives.
have all experienced the blowing winds of disappointment, despair and
heartbreak. Why, then, would each of us, in our own individual ship of
life, all beginning at the same point, with the same intended
destination in mind, arrive at such different places at the end of the
journey? Have we not all been blown by the winds of circumstances and
buffeted by the turbulent storms of discontent?
guides us to different destinations in life is determined by the way we
have chosen to set our sail. The way that each of us thinks makes the
major difference in where each of us arrive. The major difference is
the set of the sail.
same circumstances happen to us all. We have disappointments and
challenges. We all have reversals and those moments when, in spite of
our best plans and efforts, things just seem to fall apart. Challenging
circumstances are not events reserved for the poor, the uneducated or
the destitute. The rich and the poor have marital problems. The rich
and the poor have the same challenges that can lead to financial ruin
and personal despair. In the final analysis, it is not what happens
that determines the quality of our lives, it is what we choose to do
when we have struggled to set the sail and then discover, after all of
our efforts, that the wind has changed directions.
the winds change, we must change. We must struggle to our feet once
more and reset the sail in the manner that will steer us toward the
destination of our own deliberate choosing. The set of the sail, how we
think and how we respond, has a far greater capacity to destroy our
lives than any challenges we face. How quickly and responsibly we react
to adversity is far more important than the adversity itself. Once we
discipline ourselves to understand this, we will finally and willingly
conclude that the great challenge of life is to control the process of
to reset the sail with the changing winds rather than permitting
ourselves to be blown in a direction we did not purposely choose
requires the development of a whole new discipline. It involves going
to work on establishing a powerful, personal philosophy that will help
to influence in a positive way all that we do and that we think and
decide. If we can succeed in this worthy endeavor, the result will be a
change in the course of our income, lifestyle and relationships, and in
how we feel about the things of value as well as the times of
challenge. If we can alter the way we perceive, judge and decide upon
the main issues of life, then we can dramatically change our lives.
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Jeffrey N. Schweitzer, EPA, CEP, ATP
Northeast Financial Strategies Inc
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from the Masters
"We can have it all, but not at the same time."
-- Patricia Fripp
is part positive and part negative. Suppose you went to hear a symphony
orchestra and all they played were little, happy, high notes? Would you
leave soon? Let me hear the rumble of the bass, the crash of the
cymbals and the minor keys."
-- Jim Rohn
we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not
sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
-- Anne Bradstreet
"Be prepared to ride the cycles and trends of life; success is never permanent and failure is never final."
-- Brian Tracy
On Motivation/ Inspiration
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing; that's why we recommend it daily."
-- Zig Ziglar
"The greatest composer does not sit down to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working."
-- Ernest Newman
"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
-- Mary Kay Ash
"When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible."
-- Nido Qubein