Category Archives: Happiness

Many Ways To Happy

There are many ways to get to “HAPPY.” Ways that don’t require a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, or a minivan. The purpose of life isn’t so much about living Happily Ever After as it is just LIVING: boldly, wildly, bravely, unapologetically. Your life is your life and your path is your path and it’s unique and colorful and beautiful and purposeful…  – Mandy Hale

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More Happiness

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There’s no doubt that happiness is the result of achievement. Winning a championship, landing a better job, finding someone you love — these things will bring joy and contentment to your life. But so often, we wrongly assume that this means happiness always follows success.

How often have you thought, “If I just get ___, then I’ll be set.”

Or, “Once I achieve ___, I’ll be satisfied.”

I know I’m guilty of putting off happiness until I achieve some arbitrary goal. But as Fredrickson’s “broaden and build” theory proves, happiness is essential to building the skills that allow for success.

In other words, happiness is both the precursor to success and the result of it.

In fact, researchers have often noticed a compounding effect or an “upward spiral” that occurs with happy people. They are happy, so they develop new skills, those skills lead to new success, which results in more happiness, and the process repeats itself. – James Clear

Don’t Change

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Don’t change your hair. Don’t change your personality. Don’t change the way you dress. Don’t lose weight for anything other than health reasons. And, listen to me well now, don’t worry about whether this will affect the number of guys that are attracted to you. For all the guys that reject you because your hair isn’t straight, because you laugh too loud, because you prefer flats to heels, because you have hips, there’s one guy who’s going to adore that about you. And that’s the guy you’re looking for. So help him find you by staying just the way you are. – Ernessa T. Carter

From the book – The Awesome Girls Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men – A Novel

Big Ideas

“I know you have some big ideas, some dreams. I know you wonder how you’ll ever actually do them. I know you have responsibilities and choices to make and things don’t always work out like you wish because there isn’t quite enough money, time, or energy. I know that no matter what happens, though, you always get that nagging voice in the back of your head that asks, “What if? What if I just did it?”… You can work your whole life to keep risk at bay, but it comes at the cost of boredom. Anyone can elect safety, but you’ll pay for it with your life’s biggest desires.”  - Tyler Tervooren

“I know you have some big ideas, some dreams. I know you wonder how you’ll ever actually do them. I know you have responsibilities and choices to make and things don’t always work out like you wish because there isn’t quite enough money, time, or energy. I know that no matter what happens, though, you always get that nagging voice in the back of your head that asks, “What if? What if I just did it?”… You can work your whole life to keep risk at bay, but it comes at the cost of boredom. Anyone can elect safety, but you’ll pay for it with your life’s biggest desires.” – Tyler Tervooren

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Free Your Mind & Trust

“Free your mind, some of the most inescapable restraints are the limits we willingly impose upon ourselves.” - Edward Jomisko

“Free your mind, some of the most inescapable restraints are the limits we willingly impose upon ourselves.” – Edward Jomisko

Trust in your ability to navigate treacherous waters. Whatever it takes to make the shift, do it. You are the master of your life, and you possess the power to choose how the story will end at any given moment.  -Hayley Hobson

Trust in your ability to navigate treacherous waters. Whatever it takes to make the shift, do it. You are the master of your life, and you possess the power to choose how the story will end at any given moment. -Hayley Hobson