There is no way to happiness- Happiness is the way – Thich Nhat Hanh
Yes. Happiness is the way. You can be happy in spite of your condition.
You are not happy because you have placed preconditions on your happiness possibly in your self-talk. As an eligible bachelor looking for a future partner, you make statements such as:“ Once I find my bride, I will be happy.” As a struggling Affiliate Marketer, you say things like, “Once I start making $100,000 income, I will be happy”. As a 9-5 corporate worker, you say: “ If I get that promotion, I will be happy!”
You are consistently pushing your feeling of happiness down the road until certain self-defined conditions are met.
Such preconditions starve you of your feeling of happiness and make you delay experiencing it until sometime in the future instead of right now. You can reverse this trend and just decide to be happy rather than placing conditions on your feeling of happiness.
From the standpoint of happiness, start doing those things that you want to do and before you know it, you will begin to get the results you have in mind to achieve.
Psychologist Shaun Archer explained that most of us have our happiness backward. We believe that we must first achieve or acquire something for us to be happy. But that belief flies in the face of science which holds a counter idea that our state of happiness helps facilitate our success. In other words, for us to be successful in whatever project we are undertaking, we need to be happy first and foremost. Not the other way round.
Jim Carrey of the Dumb and Dumber fame started out as a struggling comedian with an eye on the big screen. In 1985, he wrote himself a $10 million check with an advance payment date of 1995 for “ acting services rendered” probably for want of a specific role to assign himself. He kept this check in his wallet and whenever he felt depressed, he would bring out his check, take a look at it and feel better.
Come November 1995, exactly ten years after writing his check, he found out he was cast in the movie Dumb and Dumber for exactly $10 million he had visualized all these years! Not a cent more, not a cent less.
To be happy :
- Make a conscious decision to be happy no matter what. Don’t wait until you make it big in Affiliate Marketing before you are happy.
- Start putting in the work needed to be successful on your website.
- What you are doing will bring about the things you want.
Just one last question, what 5 things would you do if you were happy? Write them down and start doing them right away.