Happiness has more to do with our inner states—how we feel about ourselves, the thoughts we feed, and our passions. To be happier and more fulfilled we have to make our personal growth a top priority. In this excerpt from a book, you will see what’s holding you back from leading a happier and more fulfilled life. Team RetyrSmart
“Letting the opinions of others control my life has cost me a lot of happiness” Don’t let this happen to you
Starting today, give up…
- Letting the opinions of others control your life.
In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.
- The shame of past failures.
Your past does not equal your future. Just because you failed yesterday, or today, or for the last six months, or the last 16 years, doesn’t have any impact on the current moment. All that matters is what you do right now.
- Being indecisive about what you want.
When you’re passionate, you’re energized. Likewise, when you lack passion, your energy is low and unproductive. Make a decision to figure out what you want, and then pursue it passionately.
- Procrastinating on the goals that matter to you.
We have two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. When there is love and inspiration, you can’t go wrong. A year from now, you will wish you had started today.
- Choosing to do nothing.
Every day is a new chance to choose. Choose to shift your perspective. Choose to turn on the light and stop fretting about insecurity and doubt. Choose to do work that you are proud of. Choose to truly live, right now.
- Your need to be right.
Aim for success, but never give up your right to be wrong. Because when you do, you will also lose your ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
- Running from problems that should be fixed.
We make life harder than it has to be. The difficulties started when conversations became texting, feelings became subliminal, sex became a game, the word “love” fell out of context, trust faded as honesty waned, jealously became a habit, being hurt started to feel natural, and running away from it all became our solution. Face these issues, fix the problems, communicate, appreciate, forgive, and love the people in your life who deserve it.
- Making excuses rather than decisions.
Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem-solving. A mistake doesn’t become a failure until you refuse to correct it. Thus, most long-term failures are the outcome of people who make excuses instead of decisions.