"What if happiness is more than simply the absence of sadness?" asked Martin Seligman in the late nineties. And psychology as we knew it, changed forever.
I'm sure we've all said it. "When X, I'll be happier" and the X could represent everything from a different weight, relationship, bank balance or residential location. And much as we'd like to truly believe this, we cannot deny that this thinking simply perpetuates longer cycles of unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
Science tells us the following:
Happiness doesn't come from genetics luck or chance.
Happiness has a LOT less to do with circumstances than we think it does.
It isn't the result of some big, out of reach event or attainment
Happiness is created by simple, easy things we do, every day
Unhappiness is created by NOT doing those things
(List taken from The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen)
There are some incredibly talented and soulful business owners out there who are sacrificing...
Last week I started the Series on "Mind Mastery" by talking about clarity. (If you didn't read it, get it here).
So now you have a whole new meaning around Clarity and I hope that it's given you breathing space and that you've been able to make a decision on how you can simply choose to win each day, knowing that it's ALL creating the bigger picture.
I think it's fair to say that most people have very little awareness or control of their thoughts. Just like a pinball machine, it's a series of random conversations in their heads, each one bouncing off and activating the next, leading to 95% of the SAME thoughts every day and over 80% of those negative. I think this is one of those facts that scare me the most. The same internal conversation every single day and biased toward negative. It's no wonder the world is in the state it's in - it's a direct reflection of mass consciousness. Sorry, I digress.
Not, this lack of awareness means that most...