I just cracked open a book called "The Happiness Advantage" By Shawn Achor (Thank my girlfriend for getting it for me!)
What he says in the opening statement is pretty powerful and I think you would agree.
First off, how many times do we think to ourselves...
"I will be happy WHEN this happens"
"Until this happens I wont be happy"
"Once I am successful, then I will become happy"
But does it really work out like this?
This book shows that studies have shown extensively that it is actually the other way around.
Yep! Instead of WAITING to be happy INSTEAD what it is more beneficial and effective is to find happiness within the journey itself.
As the book states, "Happiness Fuels Success, Not The Other Way Around."
So as you think about whatever it is you want to accomplish in your life, are you focusing on enjoying the ride, right now? Even if it may be bumpy and full of U-TURNS, Road Blocks, Pot Holes and Detours?
If not, maybe you should now start focusing on being happy in the
I know I will.