Happiness? What is that? How many times have I heard clients respond with that statement when I ask them what makes them happy? For many even the word itself is void of meaning. I have known happiness and I have know sorrow. When I look back at those times of unhappiness, I can see there were moments I contributed to my own pain by making poor choices. As I take time to reflect I understand how I even sabotaged myself, resulting in the loss of my happiness. When this occurs in life, it does to all, it is important to admit we made a mistake. Once we recognize and address the issue, we can move quickly to correct that which we see. I have decided not to trade my happiness and joy for any temporary desire, instant gratification, or lust of the flesh. Being true to one self is another step to being truly happy.
“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.”