Now ask yourself WHY you want what you want.
If we keep asking and keep digging, eventually we all unearth the same core desire - to be happy. And most of us, about 85%, declare ourselves "very happy" or "pretty happy" (all stats from The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin).
And yet, I sense a haze of discontent in many of you. As the daily routine repeats itself, you crave something more or sense something is missing.
Deep down, you know you could be happier somehow.
I recognize the feelings in you because the same feelings were so much a part of me. Certainly there was plenty in my life to be happy about, but I didn't feel my life had deep meaning and I wasn't having fun doing what I was doing.
And then I took action - and everything changed. I feel aligned, purposeful, and excited to be alive (even when circumstances just plain suck).
Research shows that although half a person's propensity for happiness is genetic and another 10-20% is circumstantial, the remainder is a product of how a person thinks and acts. Thus, being happier is an attainable goal.
We also know that people are more likely to succeed when goals are broken down into smaller, tangible action steps within a structure of accountability and positive reinforcement.
And fear not, selfless ones - putting your focus on being happier isn't just about you! Happy people are more altruistic, more resourceful, more resilient, more productive, healthier, and friendlier.
So when you are happier, you are a better partner, a better parent, a better worker, a better friend!
Life is too amazing to not be 100% happy living it. If you'd like to experience more joy in each moment instead of floating through a fog of responsibilities as the days whiz on by, consider investing in yourself.
Whether it's me or someone else, find an objective third-party to support you in clearing away the fog and integrating authentic happiness into your work and your life.
Send me an email if you're interested in a free consultation. We will talk about your unique situation, and come up with some quick strategies you can use to fully experience more of what life has to offer.