I love this quote by Zig Ziglar, and think it’s a best intro to this post:
” People often state that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing- that’s why we suggest it daily.”
The very same thing can be stated for all the different strategies that cause happiness.
Often you will hear individuals say,
” I tried affirmations, and they didn’t work.”
” I attempted NLP, and it didn’t work.”
” I tried subliminal programs, and it didn’t work.”
” I attempted (insert any other technique), and it didn’t work.”
Well, the factor is NOT that the techniques are faulty. Every strategy has actually had some success. And every strategy has actually had some failures. There is no holy grail, magical technique, ensured to work for everybody. Why is this?
Simply put, we’re all different. We all think differently
In my search for happiness, I tried many things. Some I was able to relate to, others I was not. Some I didn’t even attempt. My scepticism eliminated subliminal shows, right from the start. That doesn’t suggest it won’t work for others who are open to trying it. In fact, some individuals swear by it.
Don’t be stressed if you try something and it’s not a good “fit”. Accept we’re all various, take the positives out of the experience, and move on and attempt something else.
Here are a couple of tips though in how to discover “what works” for you:
Firstly, understand that these methods are not a direct reason for joy. Everybody who utilized them would attain happiness if they were. These methods are an indirect reason for happiness, with another step in the middle.
There is one, and only one, direct reason for happiness. And that is for you to alter your idea process.
Happiness originates from positive thoughts. EVERYBODY who concentrates on the favorable side of their life, with appreciation for what they have now, IS HAPPY!
And everybody who concentrates on the negatives, and stresses over their future, or lives regretting their past, IS UNHAPPY.
It’s as simple as that.
What we’re looking for is a strategy (or bunch of methods) that simply assist us focus on the positives in our life, right here and right now. If you try something and it doesn’t efficiently focus your ideas on the positives, don’t stress over it. Find something else that does.
( 2) Make sure you use the strategy correctly. Whatever technique you try, investigate it entirely, and think about looking for a coach, teacher or mentor.
You are intending to change any negative thoughts with positives. Doing it when does not ensure favorable ideas forever, for the rest of your life.
Like riding a bike, or driving an automobile, with practice it will end up being automated. Your subconscious will take control of much of the procedure, and you will be well on your way to the lifetime of joy that you so richly deserve.
( 4) Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. What works one time might not be the best answer next time. My preferred dining establishment at the minute is called Base Camp. It’s a Nepalese Restaurant just down the road from us here in Melbourne. But that doesn’t suggest I always eat there when I go out for dinner. In some cases we consume Italian. Sometimes we might feel like Thai.
As I stated earlier, I tried many things in my search for happiness. Some worked for me and some didn’t. I discovered my response in a mix of many methods.
Discover an entire truckload of methods to make you feel happy. And use them all at the proper time.
There is no holy grail, wonderful technique, guaranteed to work for everybody. So stop searching for it. Attempt something. Utilize it properly, and consistently. And if you get great outcomes, keep using it. Move on to something else if you do not get results.