There have been many times over the years where I'm facilitating a workshop or coaching someone and it's apparent that the people involved really don't believe deep inside that they can be happy or create an enjoyable workplace. This lack of optimism comes from deep inside and is often caused by messages people received as kids. If you're constantly being told that life is hard and happiness is frivolous, you'll tend to carry that view into every part of your existence.
You can be genuinely happy but it takes conscious effort and self-awareness. Here are two vital elements to help you get started:
- Believe that happiness exists.
- Be willing to let go of the thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of being happy.
Think about your own situation and whether you walk around thinking and behaving in ways that promote happiness. It's up to you whether you want to create positive vibes in the universe or not. If you choose to focus on being happy and supporting others to do the same, you'll live a much more enjoyable personal and professional life. What ideas do you have on how to be happy?