It’s hard to be happy when you’re upset about not reaching your goals by a certain time. A lot of people make their lives more difficult by either setting their goals too far out or not allowing enough time. The key to making your dreams come true is to worry less about when your goals will come to fruition and more about purposeful action each day to make them happen.
One of the easiest ways to be less happy is to be in relationships with people who are pulling you off your path. Think in terms of what kind of people you need around you to help you move forward. Ideally, these are individuals and groups that treat you well, believe in you and support you unconditionally.
Much like exercise, being happy is an ongoing process. There’s always some area you can strengthen or a new skill to make your life easier. The goal is to always keep growing and learning so you enjoy your life to its fullest and move past the things that hold you back.
A significant part of being happy is realizing that other people aren’t like you. They don’t think what you do and don’t act the same way. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that others will behave the way you want them to. This just sets them up for failure and makes you unhappy. Take some time to focus on what you can control and try to accept people as they are.
People who constantly need to control the people and events in their life soon find that they’re not happy. You can’t control anything except for what you think and do and you definitely can’t control others. The goal is to live your own life and let others do the same.
We all have things that keep us from progressing in life. The key to being happy is to keep working on the difficult areas of your life so that, eventually, you will move past them. The ultimate goal is to live a life where you aren’t held back by your thoughts and beliefs.