I hope that you have had a chance to answer the questions below so you can get ready to look at the last question.
First, I asked you to look at and write down:
“What would it take for me to be perfectly happy?”
Secondly, I asked you to write down:
“Where is it that I am not perfectly happy in my life; in other words, what are the situations in my life, and who are the people in my life that I am not perfectly happy with?”
Today, we are going to take a look at where you have been in the past that has been happy and rewarding. The third question to ask is:
“When I look at my life as a whole, when have I been happiest? Where was I? How old was I? Who was with me? And lastly, what was I doing that made me so happy?”
When you reminisce and write down what you recall, you will start to unlock the emotional keys to your happiness. You might notice a theme. You might notice that it is the people you were with that made you feel so good. It might be the places you were that brought happiness to your soul. You may have been doing something that satisfied you down to the core.
Whatever you notice, how does that fit into what you wrote for the first question? Do you see similarities in what you desire now and what made you happy in the past?
Answering these questions could help you to develop wisdom, courage, and foresight to organize your life in a new and different way. And that could lead to your becoming a much happier person. The happiness you experienced in the past can flow into your life now if you consciously make that choice.
Now that you have given yourself some of your own answers, what can you do right now that will point you toward your happiness? Everything that you do that takes you closer to your happiness will be rewarding in and of itself. It may take time, as I mentioned in part one, to fully realize the life that you visualize, but taking one persistent step at a time will bring you closer and closer, making the journey worth the effort.
What’s not to like about being more optimistic and feeling like you are in charge of your own life?
Give it a try and let me know what you notice.