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Which Came First: Happiness or Success?

4 Apr

Life's Path

Many apologies for my blogging absence as of late.  I usually try to write about marketing / branding but this post will be a bit more personal.  I’m writing today after more than a year long struggle to get back to MY happy.  “My happy” is a place where I feel content, safe, free from emotional burdens, lighter, and younger.  Life is not perfect, but I finally feel like I’m in a good place.

To be honest, staying positive is not always easy for me.  Like many young professionals (and others alike), the economy and job market haven’t always been my favor, and sometimes (or a LOT of times) it’s easy to get discouraged.  As kids we dreamt of all the great things that were to come after graduating college; the first REAL job, building up your savings, getting a new car, or traveling.  Whatever the previous plan was, it sadly may not be the reality today.

How do we get over this?  How do we keep our spirits up while adjusting our expectations?  How do we make the most of what we have RIGHT NOW?  I’ll be the first to let you know that I’m taking suggestions and still trying to figure it out for myself, but here’s what I’ve learned along the way.

Life is what you make of it.  There will never be just one picture of the world because there is no guaranteed consistency between our individual perceptions.   Happiness depends on how you take things in.  This way of thinking will be the key to my success.

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James