Are you ready to leverage of the power of three simple actions that I guarantee will help you get into happiness? If so, keep reading.
After coaching thousands of people to enjoy higher levels of success and acheivement, I’ve discovered happiness is a key element to being extremely effective and productive.
Pretty cool, right?
Here’s what’s even cooler: happiness is a skill that anybody can learn.
Unfortunately, most people believe that happiness is only accomplished by having things that outside of oneself. You know, when I have this, then I’ll be happier. If this thing happens, then I’ll be happy. In fact, a lot of people think happiness is formula. If I am watching the Super Bowl, having a cigar, drinking a drink with a hot girl on my side, man, then I’m happy.
And those formulas certainly have their momentary hit, but long-term happiness is really just a skill. It’s really a shift in the way that you’re thinking about yourself and about your circumstances in life, so nothing needs to change to make you happy. Nothing needs to change, nothing at all.
So here are three things that you can do, three actions you can take, that will make you happy:
The first one is called devotion. Now, devotion, what does that mean, devotion? Right, am I going to get devoted to something? No, it’s a way of being, seeing, doing what you’re doing in the moment, to the very best of your ability.
When you’re operating from the standpoint of really focusing in and doing your best; if you’re doing the dishes; if you’re walking the dog; if you’re playing with the kids; if you are hanging out with your spouse; if you’re with your friends. Whatever it is that you’re doing, that you’re focusing and doing your best in the moment . . . it is mind blowing how much happiness that creates.
The second thing you can do is act of service. Helping others, helping, contributing, making a difference, supporting. Anytime that you take your attention out of you and out of your head and you move it out there into the world, all of a sudden your happiness rises. In other words, consider this. Your unhappiness is just a self-centered focus. Your unhappiness is just a self-centered focus. So by getting your focus out there and serving others, your happiness is going to go through the roof.
Then, the last thing is appreciation, looking at things in a new way. Finding what you like about people. Finding what you like about situations. Looking for what you like about yourself. This is really anti-mind. The mind, all that talking in your head, it’s not focused on what’s right, what’s working, what you like, what you’re happy about. It’s not focused on that. It’s a survival mechanism, so its job is to look for what doesn’t work and then focus on those things and, of course, that makes you unhappy.
Devotion, service and appreciation, those three actions will get you happy.