Happy Holidays, All the Time
Please consider that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What you see and experience mostly has to do with how you are looking at things. Science now makes this claim too in the 21st century.
You already know that not all people agree on what is fun, beautiful, smart, successful, or healthy. Why? Because, as the beholder, people have usually already chosen how to behold or see or interpret things. They have already decided that “life is hard” or “success depends on who you know,” or “I can’t make it in this town,” or “it’s not worth the effort,” and many other declarations of how they believe it is already. All views and attitudes determine how the beholder sees and experiences life.
You Don’t Have to be Trapped by Limiting and Negative Thoughts and Statements
They are not “true.” They are merely your interpretation and a function of what you believe and continue to repeat to yourself. You can change you interpretations and you must change them if you are to experience life the way you want to.
For example, if you want to experience life as a “happy” experience, you must then see what is happy about the day. To do that you have to look for what you can be grateful for. Start with your ability to see and your ability to read this article. Be grateful that you have a place to sleep, food to eat, and you know someone who cares about you. These are not given. There are hundreds of reasons to be grateful and happy. Focus on them.
Be Grateful and Be Happy
Decide to be happy and think happy thoughts and speak words that reflect that you are happy. When you do, even science shows that your body manufactures and releases various chemicals such as endorphins that help you experience being happy.
Be the architect, the designer, the inventor rather than a “victim” of what is showing up in your experiences. Empower yourself! Stop just hoping you will be happy. Do something empowering to in-fact experience happiness.
A Question to Ask Yourself
“You mean I might be able to actually determine how I feel about people, clients, family, the economy, the weather, etc.?” The answer is Yes! The most developed, the most successful, the happiest people decide how they want to experience life. Successful people start out by declaring that they are successful. From this declaration, they begin to act more successfully and this leads to having more success. I have been studying success for 35 years and the evidence is clear about your option to create your experiences by declaring how you choose to be. Choose to be happy!