“Everything that lives has the power to become greater.” – J. Lyman MacINNis
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”– George Bernard Shaw, playwright
There is nothing you cannot achieve in life if you believe you can. In order to that, you should work very hard to have a renewed mind. Progress starts in your mind. If your mind is clean, healthy, there is nothing you cannot achieve. As James Allen once said, “A positive mind will produce positive results. A negative mind will produce negative results.”
You are never too old to accomplish your dreams. You are never too old to set a new goal for yourself. You are never too old to adapt a new positive lifestyle. You are never too old to drop your negative mindset that has been holding you back. You are never too old to start dreaming bigger dreams. You can do it if you want to.
Associate yourself with doers, not talkers. Associate yourself with people who are getting things done, no matter how difficult the process may be. Don’t hang around negative people. If you do, before long, your mind will be a mess.
Life is all about living and dreaming. If you stop dreaming, you will stop creating new things. If you stop renewing your mind, your mind will be flooded with negative things. Make sure you work hard to protect your mind. It is all you have. A weak mind is a weak person. A strong mind is a strong person.
Happiness is a state of mind. If you want to be happy, you can. If you want to be unhappy, you can. It is a state of mind. You can make yourself happy by doing happy things, thinking happy thoughts, and spending time with happy people. You can also make yourself unhappy by doing the opposite.
Happiness is within you. You will find it if you change your thought. You can be if you make others happy.
If you want happiness, make people happy. Don’t search for happiness, because you will never find it. If you want it, give it to others.
Albert Einstein said, “If you want to live a happy live, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” If you tie your happiness to people, you will be disappointed. People are not perfect. They cannot meet all your needs and wants. Only your goals can make you happy.
In the words of James Altucher, “The key to happiness is to reduce expectation.” If you want to be happy, set goals that you can achieve for yourself.
If you want to live a happier life, know these eight things:
Happiness is a choice. If you want to be happy, it is possible. Only you can make yourself happy, not me, not your teacher, not your spouse, not your parent, but you. Happiness is in your mind. If you want a happier life, change your thinking. Change what you think about.
Happiness is in the art of serving others. If you want happiness, make other people happy. Make them smile. Bring out the best in them. Help them find their purposes in life. When you help others, you are helping yourself.
Happiness is not from material success. Happiness is the way to success. Success is not the way to happiness. Success is not the way to a happier life. Happiness is the way to a happier life.
Be authentic. If you want to live a happier life, you must be authentic. You must be true to yourself. Aristotle said, “To thyself be true.” Be real to yourself. Don’t deceive yourself. Don’t deceive others. Being an authentic person is the best way to really understand who you are. If you are not authentic, you will never know who you are.
Surround yourself with happy people. When you stay with positive and happy people, you will be happy. They will lift you up. They will encourage you to be better, to do great work, and to be yourself. They will accept you for who you are, not what you can do.
Do what you love. Steve Jobs said, “The only way to be successful is to do what you love.” Do things that will help you grow in life. Things that will take you to the next level in your life.
Don’t search for happiness. Albert Camus Said, “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
Happiness comes from self-awareness. If you know yourself, if you know who you are, it will help you in dealing with other people. If you don’t know who you are, you cannot know other people. Self-awareness is the way to a successful life.
We all want to be happy, but happiness is not what you search for, it is what you give to other people. It is how you make people feel about themselves. It is how you treat the little guys. If you want to be happy, make people happy.
Here are some quotes that will help you find and embrace happiness:
Aristotle said, “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”- Thomas Merton
“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”- Arthur Schopenhauer
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”- Albert Einstein
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is within yourself, in your way of thinking.”- Marcus Aurelius
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remember to turn on the light.”- Stephen King
“If you want to be happy, be.”- Leo Tolstoy
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future. It is something you design for the present.”- Jim Rohn
“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”- Democritus
“There is no way to happiness- happiness is the way.”– Thich Nhat Hanh